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Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American singer/songwriter who performs country music.

He won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1992 for the album Ropin' The Wind. He was awarded the Academy of Country Music award for Entertainer of the Year for 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993, and the award for Top Male Vocalist for 1990 and 1991.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, as of January 2004 Garth Brooks had the fourth highest certified total for US album sales (105 million), outsold only by The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin. This makes him the best-selling artist in country music and the second best-selling solo artist.

He created a fictional character Chris Gaines whose album only sold a little over 2 million copies; acceptable to most artists but a disappointment compared to Garth's selling record.

He attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship as a javelin thrower.

In 1999, Garth Brooks began the Teammates For Kids Foundation which provides financial aid to charities for children. The organization breaks down into three categories spanning three different sports.

  • Touch 'Em All Foundation - Baseball Division
  • Top Shelf - Hockey Division
  • Touchdown - Football Division
The foundation enlists players to donate a predetermined sum of money depending on their game performance. Garth Brooks has participated in spring training for the San Diego Padres in 1998 and 1999; the New York Mets in 2000, and is currently in spring training with the Kansas City Royals as of March 12, 2004 to promote his Foundation.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Garth Brooks Facts

Birth NameTroyal Garth Brooks
BirthdayFebruary 7, 1962 (61)
BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Garth Brooks compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks Up Close & Personal
Garth Brooks: Country Man
Garth Live from Central Park
Country: Portraits of an American Sound
Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Country Songs
Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, and Reba McIntyre
Garth Brooks "The Entertainer" 5 DVD Box Set
Son of Rambow
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