The arrival of Garth Brooks‘ first grandchild was confirmed Friday (July 26) in a statement released by his publicist. According to the Tulsa World newspaper in Oklahoma, Brooks’ 19-year-old daughter August Anna Brooks and Owasso, Okla., resident Chance Michael Russell welcomed the birth of daughter Karalynn earlier this week.
“Our family would first like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K’s arrival,” Brooks said in a written statement. “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.”
His daughter graduated from Owasso High School this year and has attended the University of Oklahoma. Brooks and his first wife, Sandy Mahl, finalized their divorce in 2001. He married Trisha Yearwood in 2005.
Brooks, who also resides in Owasso, has two other daughters — Taylor Mayne Pearl (born in 1992) and Allie Colleen (born in 1996).