Garth Brooks, born February 7, 1962

Happy birthday today to Garth Brooks, the top musical act of the 1990s and one of the most successful entertainers of all time. I was privileged to be the TULSA WORLD’s country-music writer during his ascendency, and I have to say that he has handled superstardom just about as well as anyone could’ve. All the time I was covering him, he was incredibly nice to me, and I know it’s not just because I was the first person to say in print that he could be country music’s Next Big Thing. 

I’ll have more about Garth in my John Wooley Newsletter this month. If you haven’t signed up, please consider this your invitation to do so. It’s free for the asking.