Country legend Garth Brooks was the greatest country music artist during the 1990s, and that meant he was constantly on the road and away from his then wife Sandy Mahl and his three daughters, Taylor, August and Allie. But, when he took a break from the industry in 2001, he returned to Oklahoma and ended up divorcing. In the new A,amp;E documentary entitled The road I am onBrooks says he realized when he returned home that he didn't know his daughters at all.
"I just said goodbye to the music, I got divorced, I moved back to Oklahoma and left Nashville," he said in a recent question and answer session in New York. “I lived with three strange women that I didn't know. They were 8, 6 and 4. And I was about to receive an intensive course in women. And my best friend appeared.
Brooks' best friend is his second wife, Trisha Yearwood, whom he met in the late 1980s, and ended up getting married in 2005. The 57-year-old says that Yearwood helped him a lot, but she had no children. or, it was "a kind of blind leading the blind."
The Country Music Hall of Famer said We weekly I would never wish to divorce anyone. However, in his situation with Yearwood and Mahl, having three children and three parents worked "really well."
It was even better, Brooks says, because his three girls were tomboys. That meant everyone liked football, athletics and softball. And, never one of his daughters went out to the field without at least one father in the stands.
“I love music to death, really. But there's nothing like loving your babies, "said the Friends in low places singer.
When Brooks met Yearwood in 1988, just 13 months after marrying Mahl, he said he felt he had just met his wife. But he says that if he had married Yearwood at the time, his career would not have been what it was in the 1990s, and the marriage would not have lasted.
Now, Taylor is 27 years old, August is 25 and Allie is 23 years old. Brooks says he wouldn't change anything in his life and he doesn't regret it because if he changed anything, his daughters wouldn't be who they are today. He says they are the perfect combination of him and his mother, with the influence of Yearwood.
The two part documentary. The road I am on He is now broadcasting on Hulu.