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.
RECORD PRODUCER: Allen Reynolds
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).