» Garth Brooks’ Sister Passes

Garth Brooks’ half-sister, Betsy Smittle, has died. Best known as his bass player for part of his career, she also released a solo album, Rough Around the Edges, in 1994. She was one of four older half-siblings. He also has an older brother named Kelly.

KWTV in Oklahoma City says she passed away Saturday, November 2. A cause of death has not been announced.

“She has a wonderful knack for rhythm, but probably her greatest talent is relating to the audience,” Garth told ‘Oklahoma Today’ in 1993, adding he called her “Hollywood.”

Source: Taste Of Country


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