How Did Garth Brooks’ Sister Betsy Smittle Die? The documentary, titled Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On, will give viewers an “intimate” look at Brooks’ life growing up, his prolific rise to fame, his family and the many highs and lows the country music singer dealt with throughout his career. According to Taste of Country, Smittle also released one solo album of her own, and was a gay rights activist who performed and participated in numerous gay rights events. Colleen was theArticle source: https://heavy.com/entertainment/2019/12/garth-brooks-sister-betsy-smittle-death/ After Carroll divorced Smittle’s father Jim, she married Troyal Brooks, Garth Brooks’ father. From the 1994 album 'Rough Around The Edges' a duet by Betsy Smittle and Colleen Carroll Brooks. She was 60. Garth Brooks tragically lost his older sister Betsy Smittle on November 2, 2013. Produced by Sue Patton, co-produced Betsy. A cause of death was never publicly announced, although cancer was later revealed to be the cause, according to … Garth Brooks tragically lost his older sister Betsy Smittle on November 2, 2013. Brooks gushed about his sister to Oklahoma Today back in 1993, telling the publication that Smittle “has a wonderful knack for rhythm, but probably her greatest talent is relating to the audience.” He told the publication that he often called Smittle “Hollywood,” and that she was one of the singer’s four older half-siblings. When she wasn’t playing bass and doing backup vocals for her younger brother, Smittle was a solo musician; she released an album called Rough Around the Edges in 1994, according to The Hawk. Betsy and Colleen Carroll Brooks – This House. Here’s what we know about Smittle’s death: Betsy and Colleen Carroll Brooks – This HouseFrom the 1994 album 'Rough Around The Edges' a duet by Betsy Smittle and Colleen Carroll Brooks. She also appeared in TV specials such as This Is Garth Brooks and This Is Garth Brooks, Too. Smittle, a Tulsa native and longtime area musician whose career included five years in Brooks' band, died Saturday after a two-year battle with cancer. Brooks was devastated when his sister passed away, as were his children. Smittle, a gay rights advocate, performed at gay pride events throughout Oklahoma. She performed on his 1991 debut album Ropin’ the Wind and later albums including The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses and the Double Live concert album. Post navigation She was 60. According to Taste of Country, Smittle also released one solo album of her own, and was a gay rights activist who performed and participated in numerous gay rights events. No copyright infringement is intended.2013-07-22T15:57:48.000Z.