Where Was Garth Brooks’ 

First Gig?

About Troyal Garth Brooks

Troyal Garth Brooks was born in 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in Yukon. His family had weekly talent nights and he developed the ability to sell himself on stage. After graduating from Oklahoma State University, he moved to Nashville to pursue a record contract. His success helped country music move into the mainstream and he's among the best-selling artists ever.

Where Did Garth Brooks Get His Start?

Garth Brooks' first public gig in Stillwater, Oklahoma was at Willie's Saloon, a bar with live music four nights a week. Rod Phelps helped fund his early demos and encouraged him to relocate to Nashville.

From Humble Beginnings to Country Stardom

Garth Brooks is a legendary country star who still lives in Oklahoma and produces hit records and tours globally. Visit Stillwater to experience college-town vibes.

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