Garth Brooks Is A Grandpa

Congratulations to Garth Brooks and his family.

The country crooner’s middle daughter, 19-year-old August Anna Brooks and boyfriend Chance Michael Russell, welcomed their first child – a girl named Karalynn – in Oklahoma.

Grandpa Garth, 51, has since issued a statement since his first grandchild’s birth:

“Our family would first like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K’s arrival,” he told CMT. “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.’”

He added: “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.”

Garth’s daughter August graduated from Owasso High School in 2012. The new mom has been dating her daughter’s father since 2011 and briefly attended college at the University of Oklahoma, but left after one year.

Brooks finalized his divorce from August’s mother, Sandy Mahl, in 2001. The college sweethearts announced their separation in October 2000. They are also parents to daughters Taylor, 21, and Allie, 17.

Garth wed fellow country singer Trisha Yearwood in December 2005.

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  • Anabelle

    Haha. I had a doll called Karalynn! x

  • Katherine

    I’d be embarrassed if my 19 year old unmarried daughter had a baby–not proud.

    • sara

      maybe internally you would be, but hopefully you wouldn’t announce your shame or disappointment publicly! That is a private family matter and when it comes to family, no matter what they do, you should stand by them. You don’t have to like their decisions, be disappointed at their mistakes and let them know you don’t like the decisions they have made, but you still stand behind them. Garth would be an awful father, in my opinion, if he issued a public statement saying he was disappointed in his daughter for joining the statistics of being a teenage parent. His relationship with his daughter might then become beyond repair. He may think that. He may have even told her that personally, but that’s their business, NOT the rest of the world’s.
      She isn’t the first teenage mother and she won’t be the last. Yes, it may not have been the smartest decision, but with the love, support, and encouragement of her family, she can rise above this. Condemnation will help no one.

    • Rosy

      Get with the times, lady. It’s 2013 not 1950.

      • Anonymous

        Just because it’s 2013 doesn’t mean 19 year olds should be having babies.

        • Rosy

          Age doesn’t define a parent.

  • Stella

    Garth “said” he left country music to raise his 3 daughters and he isnt going back to work until the youngest graduates highschool. Garth being there for his daughter didnt stop her from making a big mistake. So, working parents shouldn’t feel so guilty about having to be away from home…

  • Sarah

    Stuff happens. It may not be ideal, but I’d like to think any parent would be supportive if their child got into this situation. For the person who said they’d be embarrassed, I hope you do not have kids.

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