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Considered one of the highest selling artists in American history, Garth Brooks was awarded the 2016 entertainer of the year award at the 2016 County Music Awards on Wednesday night. County-turned-pop star, Taylor Swift gave him an emotional introduction where he replied, “very sweet,” and quickly thanked his wife. Garth Brooks is married to Trisha Yearwood, who is also a country superstar, and he referred to her at the CMAs 2016 as, “The coolest touring mate you could ever ask for, the love of my life, the breath I breathe in and out.” Although he has won nine CMA awards since 1990 (four of which were for entertainer of the year) this is his first since 1997. If you want to know more about the country legend, we’ve got all you need to know about Garth Brooks’ net work, wife, kids, songs, and more.

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Family Life

Garth Brook’s wife at present is country star Trisha Yearwood, but she is not his first wife. If you searched for “Garth Brooks’ wives” you’ll see that he married Sandy Mahl, his college sweetheart, on May 24, 1986. Garth Brooks’ kids with Sandy Mahl are: Taylor Mayne Pearl (1992), August Anna (1994), and Allie Colleen Brooks (1996). The couple separated in March 1999 and their divorce became official on December 17, 2001. Four years later, Brooks remarried to Yearwood on December 10, 2005. The couple has no children of their own. Brooks became a grandfather in July 2013, when his daughter, August, and her boyfriend, Chance Michael Russell had their first child, a daughter whom they named Karalyn. Garth Brooks’ age is 54 (born February 7, 1962), which makes him a fairly young grandfather!

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Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood

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Music Career

Garth Brooks’ songs have made him an accomplished and award-decorated musician. See the chart below for his studio albums and compilation list.

Album YearAlbum TitleType
1989Garth Brooks Studio
1990No FencesStudio
1991Ropin’ the WindStudio
1992The ChaseStudio
1993In PiecesStudio
1994The Garth Brooks CollectionCompilation
1994The HitsCompilation
1995Fresh HorsesStudio
1997SevensStudio
1998Double LiveLive
1998The Limited SeriesCompilation Box Set
1999Garth Brooks in… The Life of Chris GainesStudio
2001ScarecrowStudio
2005The Limited SeriesBox Set
2005The Lost SessionsBox Set
2007The Ultimate HitsCompilation
2013Blame it All on My Roots: Five Decades of InfluencesCompilation Box Set
2014Man Against MachineStudio
2016GunslingerStudio
2016The Ultimate CollectionCompilation Box Set
TBATBAStudio

Awards

Brooks has won a record-breaking 22 Academy of Country Music Awards and 47 overall nominations! He has 13 Grammy Award nominations, two of which he scored Grammys for. He also has awards from the Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and several others, including the Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards from the film and television industry. In 2012, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Garth Brooks

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Net Worth

With all of his awards and success from albums and tours, it’s no wonder Garth Brooks’ net worth is a whopping $240 million as of 2016! According to The Richest, six of his studio albums received diamond status in the U.S. Aside from his album and tour profits, Garth Brooks’ endorsements, ads and sponsorships also add to his wealth. Garth Brooks’ house in Goodlettsville, TN was put up for sale in May 2015 for $3.5 million! If you’re searching for “Garth Brooks’ cars” you’ll notice several reports saying he gave a lucky woman a $5,000 shopping spree, a trip to Las Vegas for four, and two new cars for being the fourth millionth person to buy a ticket to his concert in May 2016. The reports also say he is paying off her student loans! To see his earnings over the years, check out the chart below.

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Earnings 2016$70.0 million
Earnings 2015$90.0 million
Record Sales 2014$696,300
Record Sales 2013$893,000
Record Sales 2007$8.1 million
Record Sales 2005$3.0 million
Record Sales 2001$11.0 million
Record Sales 1999$9.1 million
Record Sales 1998$16.4 million
Record Sales 1997$19.0 million
Record Sales 1995$12.0 million
Record Sales 1994$26.0 million
Record Sales 1993$15.0 million
Record Sales 1992$17.2 million
Record Sales 1991$18.0 million
Record Sales 1990$23.0 million
Record Sales 1989$31.0 million


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