Country music superstar Troyal Garth Brooks was born on this day in 1962. At last tally in October 2011, Brooks had sold 68,561,000 records. In the year 2000, Brooks attempted to donate his liver to country music singer Chris LeDoux, but the liver was incompatible and LeDoux tragically died.
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Brooks released an LP in 1995 called Fresh Horses and another the year before entitled In Pieces.
Garth Brooks is married to Trisha Yearwood, who has been married three times. In August 2008, Yearwood was on a flight from Massachusetts to Oklahoma, during the flight one of the windows cracked at 30,000 feet. The plane made an emergency landing in Baltimore, Maryland. John Waters is a filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland who released a film called Female Trouble in 1974.
In 1999, Garth Brooks created a musical alter ego named Chris Gaines, an outlet for Brooks' alternative rock music. A film called The Lamb based around the Gaines character was developed by Paramount Pictures but was shelved because of lack of interest. Garth Brooks married his college sweetheart named Sandy Mahl in 1986. They divorced on December 17, 2001.
An anagram for Garth Brooks is STARK BRO HOG. Happy birthday, Garth Brooks!