LifeNotes: Betsy Smittle

Betsy Smittle and Garth Brooks

Betsy Smittle and Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks‘ half sister, Betsy Smittle, passed away Saturday (Nov. 2) in Oklahoma, according to She was 60. The bass player performed with her little brother during the early years of his career and released a solo album of her own entitled Rough Around The Edges.

She also sang backing vocals for fellow Oklahoma singer Gus Hardin on her I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can album and was a member of her band during her career.

Ninde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements, which are pending.


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