Garth Brooks: Biography
Biography of Garth Brooks up to 1998. Details his personal life, his awards, and some of his songs.
Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa Oklahoma, he was officially named Troyal Garth Brooks. Troyal after his dad and Garth after his great-great grandfather.Garth is the baby of the
family of six children, behind the siblings Jim, Jerome, Mike, Besty, and Kelly. His parents Colleen Carroll and Troyal Brooks entered into marriage with her having three children and him having one child and they expanded their family having Kelly and Garth.
The Brooks family moved to Yukon Oklahoma about 100 miles from Tulsa.
Brooks was elected Vice President of his ninth grade class.
In February Brooks gets a banjo for his sixteenth birthday
Garth graduates from Yukon High School and enrolls in Oklahoma State University.
In May Garth's first single called Unwounded gets released in Yukon
On April 6 Garth Brooks won first prize of $50.00 in a talent show.
In December Garth graduates from OSU with an advertising degree. He lived in Stillwater yet another year working as a musician and often performing in a bar called Willies Saloon.
Brooks made his first trip to Nashville Tennessee, but returned home with a broken heart and broken dreams.
On May 24 Garth Brooks Married Sandy Mahl in Sandy’s hometown Owasso, Oklahoma, and he continued to play in the saloon.
May 29 Brooks was accepted into ASCAP. In June Brooks returned to Nashville with Sandy.
March 23 Bob Doyle Brooks’s co-manager asks Capital Records' chief to set up an appointment to listen to Garth Brooks.
May 11 Shults sees Garth perform and makes a hand shake agreement to sign him to a recording contract.
June 17 Brooks offficially signed on with capital records
The Garth Brooks Fan Club was formed.
March 25 Much Too Young debuts at #94 on the billboards and peaks to #8 on July 15
April 12 Garth Brooks, Brooks’s first album was released.
In May Brooks goes on the road to promote his new album.
May 9 Keith Whitley died of Alcohol overdose and is later honored in Brooks’s The Dance video.
June 24 Garth made his first debut on The Grand Ole Opry
July 21 If Tomorrow Never Comes video was complete
September 9 If Tomorrow Never Comes debuts on the charts
November 4 Sandy gives Garth an ultimatum: My way or the Highway.
December 9 If Tomorow Never Comes gave Brooks his number 1 single.
May Garth tapes The Dance vdeo, this was his first step to stardom.
May 5 The Dance debuts on the charts.
June 6 Garth got his first God Album
June 21 The Dance becomes #1 and stays there for two weeks
August 18 Friends in Low Places debuts on the charts
August 27 No Fences Released
October 4 Garth’s album certified as platunum
October 9 No Fences goes platinum
October 13 Garth goes to the Dallas Fair
November 13 Unanswered Prayers debuts on the charts
January 12 Unanswered Prayers is his fourth number 1 for 3 weeks straight
April 29 Brooks won the entertainer of the year, male vocalist, album, single , song, and video at the CMA’s
June 22 Thunder Rolls was his sixth number 1 for two weeks
Exact Date Unknown Brooks bought his home on a hill outside of Nashville.
October 2 Garth wins entertainer album, single and music video at the CMA’s
January 27 Garth wins his first Grammy for Ropin in the Wind.
May 5 The River debuts on the charts
July 8 Taylor Mayne Pearly Brooks was born - first child
September 30 Brooks wins entertainer, and album at the CMA’s
August 31 In Pieces Released ACM awards are entertainer of the year AMA awards are Best country male vocalist
September Garth Brooks Collection was released
December 12 The Hits released
ACM awards are entertainer of the year, video of the year
AMA awards are best country male vocalist
November 21 Fresh horses released
AMA awards are best country male vocalist
ACMA awards are video of the year and Jim Reeves Memorial
Garth started his world tour AMA awards are album, favorite male vocalist, favorite artist
November 25 Sevens released AMA awards are favorite male vocalist CMA awards are the entertainer of the year
May 5 The Limited Series released
Grammy awards are best country cooaboration with vocals
ACMA awards are entertainer, and special achievement
CMA awards are entertainer of the year.