Garth Brooks’s Daughter Is Following In Her Father’s Footseps

Allie Brooks, the daughter of country superstar, Garth Brooks, has definitely inherited her father’s singing genes.

The 21-year-old is set to graduate from Nashville’s Belmont University in May, where she has been pursing a degree in songwriting, supported by knowledge of copyright law, demo production and music publishing.

“I have been watching, listening and learning as much as possible, just trying to be like a sponge and soak it all in,” Allie said. “It has been such a blessing to meet so many great people and play so many outstanding venues.”

Garth Brooks married his college sweetheart Sandy Mahl in May 1986. Together they had four daughters, Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks born in July 1992, August Anna Brooks born in May 1994, and Allie Colleen Brooks born in July 1996.

The couple later separated in March of 1999, and their divorce became final in 2001.

For the country singer, his children have always been his top priority. He even temporarily retired from the music industry in 2000 to focus on his family. He said he wouldn’t be returning to country music until after his youngest daughter graduated from high school. When Allie graduated from high school in 2014, he made his triumphant return to the stage.

During his time away from the spotlight, Garth married fellow country music star, Trisha Yearwood in December 2005. After Allie graduated, Garth and Trisha sold their home in Owasso, Oklahoma and relocated to Tennessee.

Now that Allie is set to graduate from University, things are about to change for her yet again.

Country Artists Are Defending Garth Brooks For Lip-Syncing Controversy

Many fans, and even some country music stars were outraged when they learned that Garth Brooks had lip-synced his way through his performance at the Country Music Awards.

The 55-year-old singer took home top honors winning the entertainer of the year award for the second consecutive year and sixth time overall.

“Getting this presented to me by the entertainer of a lifetime, I thank you,” he said, nodding at McEntire. “Miranda [Lambert] said it best, Little Big Town said it best — we’re a family.”

In spite of winning this prestigious award, some people couldn’t take focus off of his performance.

He blamed his grueling tour schedule for his strained voice after admitting he lip-synced “Ask Me How I Know,” at the awards show.

“We decided to lip-sync it because my voice was just not there, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can,” he said.

The country superstar had a run of 12 concerts in only 10 days, and his voice was exhausted.

He faced a lot of criticism about his performance, however.

“I keep a lot of my opinions to myself and respect anyone making music but as a person who tries to put on the best and most honest show I can night after night . . . this truly offends me,” singer-songwriter Anderson East tweeted. “I was told country music is three chords and the truth.”

Things begun to heat up when Miranda Lambert, one of country’s biggest stars sided with East’s comments.

“High Five on this babe,” she wrote. “If you can’t sing then don’t. It’s better to be honest than to pretend. I think it’s bull s‑‑‑. My favorite performances in the show were live live. The truth.”

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While he has received a lot of criticism for his actions, big names in country are defending the music legend.

Trisha Yearwood’s Halloween Costume Will Make You Do A Double Take

While most people draw inspiration from their favorite TV shows, pop culture icons, or classic villains for Halloween costume ideas, country music singer and Food Network star Trisha Yearwood didn’t have to look far for hers.

Halloween is a big deal at the Yearwood-Brooks household, so it was a no brainer for the Grammy winner to film a Halloween special for her show Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.

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The singer even had her step-daughters, who were dressed up in costumes, join her for the special episode. However, it was Yearwood’s costume that stole the show.

Yearwood, who is married to country singer Garth Brooks, took “couples costume” to a whole new level when she dressed up as none other than her husband.

Garth Brooks Posts Emotional Message Following The Las Vegas Tragedy

In 1996, country crooner Garth Brooks released his emotional ballad “The Change” in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing that took the lives of hundreds of people.

This week, following the horrific shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, Brooks once again picked up his guitar to perform a short rendition of the same song on Facebook Live.

The singer also had a powerful message, and some words of wisdom to convey to those affected by the senseless tragedy, the first responders, and his fellow musicians.

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Sitting in front of a TV screen that read “Pray for Las Vegas,” the country singer praised those affected by the deadliest mass killing in the history of the U.S. for their display of courage and love despite seeing a “lot of bad things.”

“I’m very proud of how the audience handled itself. People were laying down on people to protect them,” Brooks said. “Just…character flows through country music. All our love to the victims and the victims’ families. All our love to the bands and crews.”

“Can’t thank the men and women in blue enough,” he continued. “Can’t thank the firefighters, EMTs, hospital staff, SWAT teams, everybody…and the volunteers.”

But it was what he said in the rest of the video that struck a chord with people across the country as well as Brooks’s fellow artists.

Justin Timberlake And Garth Brooks Surprise Crowds With Unexpected Duet And A “Forbidden” Third Verse

During a performance in Nashville, Justin Timberlake decided to mix in a classic country song into his set to the delight of his audience.

“This is the country music capital of the world, right?” Timberlake asked a cheering crowd. As he started to strum the unmistakable intro to the fan-favorite, the crowd belted out the first verse.

The entire audience sang along with Timberlake and his giant backup band, the Tennessee Kids, all the way to the end of the first chorus.

Then, Timberlake suddenly silenced them all…