Garth Brooks Encourages Daughters To ‘Do Their Thing’
Garth Brooks has three grown daughters with his first wife, Sandy. Their father has been famous since before Taylor Mayne Pearl (30), August Anna (29), and Allie Colleen (26), were born. Garth’s youngest daughter has followed her father into country music and goes by the professional name of Allie Colleen, leaving off her famous last name.
When we chatted with Brooks last week, he told us about how he raised his three girls along with his first wife, Sandy, and now wife, Trisha Yearwood, and his thoughts on them having a celebrity parent.
He told us, “Here’s the deal, man, some of us are left-handed, some of us are right-handed, and I’ve had this discussion with them. ‘Look, you grew up the child of a celebrity, that’s it, but from that point on, it’s up to you.’ Right? So some people grew up in households that were more physical, less physical, households without moms or dads, that the thing you get. But after a certain point, it’s up to you from there forward, and that’s where they’re at. ‘This is up to you, so you can blame all you want, but it’s up to you. And you have the power to change that however you want.'”
He added, “That’s what I hope they remember is just explore and get out and do their thing.”
In the same interview, Garth told us about a sweet gift Trisha gave him for his anniversary, which he declined. He said, “She was sweet enough for our anniversary last year to have the documents where her official last name was Brooks, which is really cool. It’s a great gift. I declined it.”
He added, “Jack Yearwood had two daughters; that Yearwood name is Trisha. So, I’d be fine changing my name to Yearwood. Tradition doesn’t count here. What counts is when you have two celebrities, don’t let one swallow the other, right?”
Brooks knows his wife’s name can also come in handy in a pinch at a show. He said, “So I’m really, really lucky because, the Vegas residency, for example, she’s with us a lot, and if you’re out there dying and it’s a one-man show, all I gotta do is say. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, Trisha Yearwood,’ and you’d be amazed how it just changes.”