Garth Brooks is one of the world’s most well-known musicians. Even though he could work with many talented musicians, he has stated that his late mother, Colleen Carroll, is the person he misses the most because of the special place she holds in his heart.
Brooks’ musical career was inspired by his mother’s singing career, who had a recording contract with Capitol Records in the 1950s. Her son says that if he could only sing with one person, it would be her, even though she died of cancer in 1999.
“I just wanted one more chance to see her. It would be incredible if I could get a whiff of her, hear her voice, and hug her.” Brooks made these statements during a press conference in New Jersey.
The emotional song “Mom,” released as a single from the country superstar’s album Man Against Machine in 2014, was a touching tribute to his mother.
The song depicts a conversation between God and an unborn child. Brooks moved the audience to tears with his emotional rendition of the song on Good Morning America in 2014.
“They are supposed to be with you for the rest of your life because that is what is expected of you. And, as a fellow parent, I am confident that your children will not feel that way about you until after you have died.” Brooks stated the following in an interview with Linda G. on Kicks 105.5 in Danbury, Connecticut.
“I believe it is your responsibility as a parent to ensure that your child is well-fed. They are paying attention, so keep imparting your wisdom on them so that they can navigate life more successfully than you did and make fewer mistakes as a result of some form of guidance that you provided.”