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Garth Brooks Becomes a Grandfather for the First Time

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I am officially old. Yep.

Back in 1992, members of the WBKR staff–myself included–went to Louisville to see Garth Brooks in concert. And we got to go backstage to meet him.

He was–and presumably IS–one of the nicest, most down-to-earth people I had ever met. And he was really excited to show us pictures of his brand new baby daughter, Taylor Mayne Pearl. Well, THAT child’s little sister, August Anna, has given birth to little Karalynn Russell. Her father is Chance Michael Russell, also of Oklahoma. Garth’s first granddaughter was born Tuesday, July 23rd.

According to August’s Facebook page, she and Chance have been together since 2011.

Garth Brooks has released a statement of thanks via email to the Tulsa World:

“Our family would first like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K’s arrival. Our children’s lives have always been extremely private and they have been endlessly encouraged to be their own people. We have always wanted them to be individuals and NOT be known as ‘someone’s daughters’. I have been amazed and grateful how the press has always respected this. I now ask that respect to please continue as this young family begins the greatest days of their lives.”

This has been quite a week. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott gave birth to her first daughter. The heir to the British throne–Prince George of Cambridge–was born. And now, a member of country music royalty has an heir of his own.

Congratulations to the Brooks family!



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