Garth Brooks, born February 7, 1962, he grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma in the 1960s and ‘70s, the youngest of six children. Garth Brooks got his start in music singing in bars and clubs while attending Oklahoma State University. With more than 148 million in certified album sales, Garth Brooks is the No. 1 selling solo artist in United States history — ahead of Elvis Presley and second overall only to The Beatles. He has received countless accolades, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the International Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and, most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame. Garth Brooks Biography and Profile.