Garth is a grandpa

Friday, July 26, 2013 – Garth is a grandpa.

His middle daughter August, who was born in 1993, gave birth to a girl 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. "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."

The Tulsa World reported that Brooks and fellow Owasso, Okla. Resident Chance Michael Russell had Karalynn. Brooks graduated from high school this year and was attending the University of Oklahoma.

Garth Brooks has two other daughters, Taylor and Allie, who graduates high school next year. The singer has said he may return to recording when she graduates.

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