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4. Country singer Garth Brooks and college sweetheart Sandy Mahl finalized their divorce in 2001. Mahl was awarded $125 million. Country artist Garth Brooks and his wife, Sandy arrive at the 23rd annual American Music Awards ceremony Monday Jan. 29, 1996 in Los Angeles. Brooks' album "Hits" won for favorite country album. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Throughout the 1990s, Garth Brooks ruled country (and a big chunk of rock and pop, for that matter) before pulling a John Lennon and walking away from the industry to spend time with his family. He said he didn't want to miss seeing his three young daughters grow up. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Throughout the 1990s, Garth Brooks ruled country (and a big chunk of rock and pop, for that matter) before pulling a John Lennon and walking away from the industry to spend time with his family. He said he didn't want to miss seeing his three young daughters grow up. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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"If the RNC does select Las Vegas [for the GOP's 2016 convention], they'll probably sell out every show for Donny and Marie and Garth Brooks that week," said Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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"If the RNC does select Las Vegas [for the GOP's 2016 convention], they'll probably sell out every show for Donny and Marie and Garth Brooks that week," said Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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** FILE ** This June 16, 2011, file photo shows inductee Garth Brooks performing onstage at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

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This June 16, 2011, file photo shows inductee Garth Brooks performing onstage at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) ** FILE **

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**FILE** Dick Clark (right) chats with country music singer Garth Brooks on Jan. 27, 1996, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles following a rehearsal of Brooks' performance for the American Music Awards. (Associated Press)

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Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, greet fans outside the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., before his induction into the hall Sunday. (Invision via Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, greet fans outside the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., before his induction into the hall in this 2012 file photo. (Invision via Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Garth Brooks holds up his cellphone for fans to call to his wife, Trisha Yearwood, Tuesday in Claremore, Okla., after he won a breach-of-contract suit against a Yukon, Okla., hospital that did not use money he donated for its declared purpose.