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Garth Brooks

Brooks performing in February 2015
Born Troyal Garth Brooks
(1962-02-07) February 7, 1962 (age 54)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Occupation

Singer
songwriter

Spouse(s)

Sandy Mahl (m. 1986; div. 2001)
Trisha Yearwood (m. 2005)

Musical career

Also known as Chris Gaines
Genres Country
Instruments

Vocals
guitar
piano

Years active

1984–2001
2005–present

Labels

Capitol Nashville
Liberty
Pearl
Big Machine
RCA Nashville

Associated acts

Ty England
Chris LeDoux
Steve Wariner
Trisha Yearwood
George Strait

Website garthbrooks.com
Children 3

I still use the guitar pretty much just to hide my gut.
There's a difference between knowing what's on the page in a history book and actually feeling that page have curves and valleys.
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Whatever I do, I hope it's quality, I hope it's something that's class.
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You know Nashville, there's people that are ten times more talented than me, ten times better singer than me, song writer than me, but for some reason you get the ball and now – and now you run with it. And you do the best you can.
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If we see too much of one person, even though we like that person, we start to kind of pull for other people.
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It would have been fun to have played Tim Robbins' role in Bull Durham.
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I'm much too young to feel this damn old.
I want to get within myself and write. I really, really want to write.
I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won't believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation.
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I spend all my time right now trying to combat music retail and copyright.
That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.
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The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
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I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don't want my love of the game to involve business.
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Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
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I'd love to play a villain in a movie, the kind of bad guy you would never think of me being able to play. Like most people, I have a darker side I'd like to explore onscreen.
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I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut.
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I've been taking batting practice in my barn where nobody can see me, so I may be better than anyone thinks.
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If I have any talent at all it's from God, and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also.
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If God came down here with the box that had the reason for living in it, I'd like to find just 2 words: The Music. That would be neat.
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While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
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Nashville, there's people that are ten times more talented than me, ten times better singer than me, song writer than me, but for some reason you get the ball, and now – and now you run with it. And you do the best you can.
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As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy.
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Just keep taking chances and having fun.
I'm a big movie fan. After a show, if I'm on the bus or a plane, it's often hard to get to sleep, so I'll watch a film. An action film can even relax me.
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Just keep taking chances and having fun.
You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.
In our house, everyone's opinion is welcome. I grew up in a house where everything wasn't when it came to politics or religion.
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People aren't always themselves. They're always holding back something.
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Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he's liked listening to my records since he was a kid!
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I'd much rather have the honesty than not. Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest, then the sooner I can prove you wrong!
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Sometimes I thank God... for cheeseburgers.
I believe in the 'Wal-Mart' school of business. The less people pay, the more they enjoy it.
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You know me, I've got to find some way to get a fresh fire.
It's funny how a chubby kid can just be having fun, and people call it entertainment!
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True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
I remember in the '80s, Randy Travis was my guy. He's the reason I moved to Nashville, and I just loved him. But at some point when he was winning everything, you find yourself pulling for other people.
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The guys have told me not to quit my day job.
The most important days, more than any Grammy award thing or anything, is the day that you're responsible for snacks after the game.
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Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.
Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got.
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
No matter what you say you might do, you never really know until you're in the moment. Every situation is so different.
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Don't change a thing. That's one of the best gimmicks a band could ever come up with.
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I wouldn't mind producing a movie with a music storyline, but acting in one is too close to home.
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Any time I'm in a moving thing, like an airplane, I'm usually asleep before we even get on our way.
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I try to do my best.
My hardest thing was to let go, to be happy for everybody and just to enjoy. And go back to being what you were before you became an artist, and that was just a fan.
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I'd like to think a baseball picture is somewhere in my future.
I love being a part of country music. I love going out and… doing things for the first time for country music. I always enjoy that.
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