The Life And Times Of Superstar Garth Brooks

Sara | December 4, 2019 5:43 pm

His Mother Was Also A Singer

Garth Brooks at Bowery Hotel
Roy Rochlin/WireImage
Roy Rochlin/WireImage

Although Garth Brooks may be one of the best-known country singers in the world, he isn’t the first person in his family to have a career in the music industry. His mother, Colleen McElroy Carroll, was signed with Capitol Records in the 1950s as a country singer.

She recorded under the name Colleen Carroll, releasing a few songs under the label and regularly performing on Ozark Jubilee. Under the encouragement of both his parents, Brooks and his five other siblings became interested in music at a young age.