Garth Brooks is known for his generosity. He even once offered to pay for the college education of an unborn baby after doing the gender reveal for the parents at his concert. But just how charitable is the country megastar? Read these 5 facts to find out.
Brooks wrapped up his three-year tour in late 2017, playing his last set of shows in Nashville. Radio City honored Brooks with a banner in Bridgestone Arena, but not just as a thanks for being the last tour stop. As WKRN reported, “[Brooks] put together nine flood relief shows at Bridgestone, selling 151,677 tickets and raising millions of dollars for the city.” The work was after the 2010 floods.
According to Look To The Stars, Garth supported more than seven charitable organizations. These include Habitat for Humanity, the Muhammed Ali Parkinson Center, Project Clean Water, Smiles for Life, Starkey Hearing Foundation, and United Way.
Childlife Zones are funded through another of Brooks‘ charitable organizations, Teammates for Kids. Childlife Zones are places in hospitals for children and their families to escape the hospital feel and go play and engage. They include such amenities as arts and crafts, a performing stage, games, and kid-friendly television and movies. Brooks did Childlife Zones in several states, including Texas, Arizona, and Indiana.
According to the Taste of Country, Garth donated a serious amount of money to St. Jude. An interviewer challenged Brooks to give $20 a month to the organization. But Brooks went way beyond that. “When he found out the telethon raised more than $1.3 million for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Brooks pledged to donate $20 from the sale of every copy sold of his new Ultimate Box Collection until Christmas Day.”
Though California was ravaged by wildfires in 2017 (and mudslides in 2018), it wasn’t the first time. Fires claimed a good bit of California in 2008. And Garth Brooks was there to lend a helping hand. According to an article on Reuters, Brooks played 5 concerts over two days to raise money for relief efforts.
Brooks is an amazing musician, but more than that, he’s an amazing humanitarian.