Only the toughest of men are blessed (or cursed) with having all daughters. After having three girls, it looks like country singer Garth Brooks decided not to try his luck and just embraced being a #girldad.
Garth Brooks has been married twice but only has children with one woman. In 1986, Garth Brooks married his college girlfriend, Sandy Mahl, and the two moved from Oklahoma State University, where they both attended school, to Nashville.
Sandy aided Garth Brooks in his music career, proving also to be a talented songwriter. She has penned two of his songs and helped manage his growing stardom.
Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks
In 1992, a few years after the move, the couple welcomed their first child, Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks, to the family. Taylor was a talented athlete like her father and attended his alma mater. She played soccer at Oklahoma State University as the goalie for three years. She also majored in history.
Now, at the age of 28. Taylor Brooks finds herself back in Nashville at Vanderbilt University. Here, she is in seminary school, getting her Master’s degree in Theology.
August Anna Brooks
By May 1994, Garth Brooks and Sandy Mahl had their second daughter, August Anna Brooks. At the age of 26, August has her own family, consisting of two daughters. August’s husband is her high school sweetheart, Chance Michael Russel.
Prior to becoming a mother at the age of 19, August worked at a law firm in Owasso, Oklahoma. After attending school at the University of Oklahoma, she pursued a career in law. Although according to Star Studds, she is only working as a full-time mother currently.
In numerous interviews, Garth Brooks has expressed how proud he is of August and how much he loves being a grandfather.
“She’s the little stem that kind of holds the whole family together, and it’s kind of new for us. She’s a doll.”
Allie Colleen Brooks
Finally, Sandy and Garth Brooks had their last child in July of 1996, Allie Colleen Brooks. Allie has followed in her parent’s footsteps and is a talented singer and songwriter. She is now 24 years old and is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville.
According to Country Fancast, Garth Brooks made his youngest daughter promise not to pursue a music career until after she graduated from college.
In November of 2018, Allie married a Tennessee native and physical education teacher, Jonathan Roberts.
Garth Brooks End and Start of Marriages
Garth and Sandy would later split in 1999 and divorce in 2001 due to the artists demanding schedule. She reports that he would be gone for eight to ten weeks at a time. Although the two are still friends, Sandy walked away $125 million richer after the divorce.
By 2005, Garth Brooks found the love of his life and fellow country star Trisha Yearwood. Yearwood has been married two times before Brooks but has no children of her own.