Singer Garth Brooks is celebrating his 60th birthday today!
The country singer and songwriter was born on February 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His combination of pop and rock elements into the country music genre has helped him reach overwhelming success in his career!
Brooks has three children and has been married twice. He was married to Sandy Mahl from 1986 to 2001 and has been married to Trisha Yearwood since 2005.
Garth Brooks: Everything You Need To Know
Garth Brooks is the only musical artist in history to have released nine albums that have all achieved diamond status.
Brooks has actually released 23 records total: 13 studio albums, 2 live albums, 3 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums, 4 box sets, and 77 singles!
During his career, he has won 2 Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards, and the RIAA Award for the best-selling solo albums artist of the century in the U.S.
He took a break from recording between 2001 to 2005 due to problems at home but kept his career active by releasing singles now and then. In 2005, he started to give limited performances which led to a periodic residency called Garth at Wynn in Las Vegas’ Encore Theatre from 2009 to 2014.
In 2014, he signed with Sony Music Nashville and began his comeback world tour with his current wife, musician Trisha Yearwood. The tour ended in 2017 but he returned with his Stadium Tour in 2019. He released his latest album “Fun” the following year.
Brooks has become one of the world’s best-selling artists, having sold over 170 million albums. According to the RIAA, he is also the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 156 million records sold, beating out Elvis Presley. In terms of total album sales, he sits just behind The Beatles.
In 2011, Brooks was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. In 2020, Brooks received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He was the youngest person in history to receive the award at age 58.
Most recently, Brooks performed “Amazing Grace” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021. At the time, he had said that his performance was an opportunity “to serve” and was meant to serve as a “statement of unity.”
Many fans are celebrating his 60th birthday by listening to all his hit songs! Have a listen!
‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’
Many fans absolutely love Garth Brooks’ signature vocals!
“This is pure love and pure music,” one fan commented. “Thank you, Garth!”
“What a brilliant singer,” another fan commented. “Sings this song so easily and with emotion. A true singer with a great song. Outstanding.”
“I have always liked Garth Brooks’ music,” said another.
“The GOAT of live shows,” Another fan wrote. “No one connected to people like Garth. He had the most amazing decade an entertainer could possibly have.”
In 2017, Garth Brooks appeared on “Good Morning America” in order to perform “The Dance” to a lucky live audience!
“The greatest country song ever written performed by the biggest and greatest country star of all time… Period!!!” one fan wrote.
“One of the greatest country singers ever!” another shared.
“One of my favorite songs,” another fan commented. “Garth Brooks is a legend. Beautiful song.”
“Tears every time!!” another fan commented. “Beautiful song sung by a beautiful soul!”
“This song is so comforting and healing,” Another shared. “Well done!”
‘Ain’t Going Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up)’
From a slow song to an upbeat hit, this 1993 live version of “Ain’t Going Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up)” had audiences on their feet!
“I think Garth brought back the soul to country music,” one fan commented.
“I love your country music Garth Brooks,” another wrote. “Always a joy to listen to.”
“I saw him here in Cleveland on the last night, last concert of his stay here,” one fan wrote. “He played for like over 3 hours because he rented out Quicken Loans Arena and played till after all the bars closed downtown. He is a MUST see if he ever makes it to your neck of the woods. I went to watch a show. I came home having had an experience. TREMENDOUS.”
Here’s to hoping that Garth Brooks has a happy 60th birthday and an amazing 2022!