Garth Brooks: His Amazing Career Through The Years

Garth Brooks visits Build at Build Studio on April 08, 2019 in New York City.
August 14, 2019 - 11:36 / Sarah Schulz

Garth Brooks is a Country Music Superstar and has won many awards throughout his career. He began singing back in the 1980's and he is still on top of his game! Let's take a look at some of his career highlights!

Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 7th, 1962. He started singing casually as a child but his primary focus was in sports and athletics. He played football and baseball in high school and ran track and field. It wasn't until 1985 that Garth began his professional music career by playing in local bars and pubs.

Country singer Garth Brooks holds the award he received at the 22nd Annual American Music Awards 30 January 1995

Garth Brooks Breakthrough Success

In 1989, Garth Brooks had breakthrough success. He released his first album which featured the song, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" which was a Country Top 10 success. Other hit singles that followed were "If Tomorrow Never Comes," "Not Counting You," and "The Dance". The same year, Brooks went on his first major concert tour opening up for Kenny Rogers. 

Garth Brooks holds the awards he won during the 26th Annual American Music Awards 11 January 1999 in Los Angeles, Ca.

Garth Brooks: "Friends in Low Places"

Garth Brooks' second album was released in 1990 and it had the hit son, "Friends in Low Places" which remains a country classic to this day. In the 90's Brooks released many more albums and embarked on two world tours! In 2000, Garth Brooks announced his retirement and released his last album titled Scarecrow in 2001.

Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks attend the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Garth Brooks Comes Out of Retirement 

In 2009, Garth Brooks came out of retirement to do his Las Vegas residency show called Garth at Wynn. He released a new album in 2014 called Man Against Machine and since 2018 he has been doing another stadium tour and will be releasing a new album later on this year. 

Garth Brooks #1 of the New York Mets at bat during the Spring Training Game against Florida Marlins at the Thomas White Stadium in Port St. Lucie, Florida. 

Fun Facts About Garth Brooks:

-He tried to have a professional baseball career 1998 to 2004

-He married his college sweetheart Sandy Mahl in 1986 and they had three daughters together. They separated in 1999

-Garth is currently married to country singer Trisha Yearwood

-Garth is a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights