Troyal Garth Brooks is one of the most famous and successful artists in the history of country music. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 7, 1962, Brooks spent the majority of his adolescent years in his home state, eventually attending Oklahoma State University where he earned a degree in advertising. It was there that he met his first wife, Sandy Mahl, whom he married in 1986. The two eventually parted ways in 2000 through one of the most expensive divorces in history, in which Brooks paid out $125 million to his former wife. Afterwards, Brooks went on to marry fellow country music star Trisha Yearwood in 2005.