Many people have famously come out of retirement. Today’s inspiration came out of retirement before being declared by the Recording Industry Association of America the best-selling artist of the 20th century in America. The artist? Garth Brooks, of course! Garth Brooks initially retired to spend more time with family. He had three daughters during his first marriage and is now married to Trisha Yearwood. He has released more music and performed many concerts since retiring and returning to his award winning career.
Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He performed during family talent nights, as did his brothers and sisters. He learned to play the guitar and banjo. He sang as a child, but he also focused on sports. He received a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1984 with a degree in advertising. He began playing in clubs and bars before hooking up with an entertainment attorney and deciding to first focus on country music, but then also to moving to Nashville, Tennessee.
Album sales, sold-out concert tours, awards and a lot more have filled Garth Brooks’ life. He has not stopped working for only his own success however. He founded Teammates for Kids Foundation. This charity provides aids and support to children and has three divisions. It has a baseball, hockey, and football division where players commit to helping children. Garth Brooks has been a fundraiser for children’s charities, famine relief, Firefighters Relief, flood victims, hospitals, and Habitat for Humanity. He is, also, a supporter of gay rights.
His career and philanthropy have filled many days. Family has also been a priority. Thanks to Garth Brooks for filling his days as he has chosen to. No matter your stage of life, make the best of it! Happiness to you!