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Garth Brook's Facts

BORN: Tulsa, Oklahoma on Feb. 7, 1962

HIGH SCHOOL: Yukon High. Played four sports: football, basketball, baseball and

COLLEGE: Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Advertising major Attended on partial athletic scholarship (javelin). Played in bands and worked as a bouncer.
Graduated: December 1984

FAMILY: Married Sandy Mahl (fellow OSU student from Owasso, OK) in 1986; Daughter Taylor Mayne Pearl born July 8, 1992. Daughter August Anna born May 3, 1994. Daughter Allie Colleen born July 28, 1996. Parents: Troyal Raymond Brooks and Colleen Carroll Brooks. Colleen Carroll recorded for Capitol Records in the 1950's and performed with Red Foley on the Ozark Jubilee. Siblings: Jim, Jerry, Mike, Betsy (former Stillwater acoustic guitarist/ background vocalist) and Kelly (Tour Manager).

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: George Strait, George Jones, James Taylor, KISS, Don McLean, Queen, Dan Fogelberg, Merle Haggard, Boston, Kansas, Journey, Billy Joel.


SIGNED with Capitol Records: 1988

BAND: Stillwater: Debbie Nims (electric guitar/background
vocals); James Garver (lead guitar/background vocals); Steve
McClure (steel and electric guitar); Mike Palmer (percussion); Dave Gant (keyboards); Mark Greenwood (bass guitar/background vocals); Jimmy Mattingly (fiddle).
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