Although Garth Brooks often sang at small family gatherings when he was younger, he was always more focused on an athletic career. He played sports all throughout high school, and attended college on a track scholarship.
After graduating with a degree in advertising in 1984, Brooks went on to pursue a music career, and his first album peaked at the second spot on the Billboard charts. Today, Brooks is the best-selling solo artist in the U.S. and has been touring across the country on his massive World Tour. During the ACCA Awards on May 1, Brooks was named as The Touring Artist of the Year because of his successful tour.