He won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1992 for the album Ropin' The Wind. He was awarded the Academy of Country Music award for Entertainer of the Year for 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993, and the award for Top Male Vocalist for 1990 and 1991.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, as of January 2004 Garth Brooks had the fourth highest certified total for US album sales (105 million), outsold only by The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin. This makes him the best-selling artist in country music and the second best-selling solo artist.
He created a fictional character Chris Gaines whose album only sold a little over 2 million copies; acceptable to most artists but a disappointment compared to Garth's selling record.
He attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship as a javelin thrower.
In 1999, Garth Brooks began the Teammates For Kids Foundation which provides financial aid to charities for children. The organization breaks down into three categories spanning three different sports.
- Touch 'Em All Foundation - Baseball Division
- Top Shelf - Hockey Division
- Touchdown - Football Division
Garth Brooks Facts
|Birth Name||Troyal Garth Brooks|
|Birthday||February 7, 1962 (59)|
|Birthplace||Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA|
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