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Garth Brooks’ Sister Betsy Smittle Dies at 60

Garth Brooks' Sister Betsy Smittle Dies at 60

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO — Episode 291 — Pictured: Musical guest Garth Brooks performs on August 30, 1993– (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Great American Country extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Betsy Smittle, Tulsa musician and sister of  Garth Brooks. Oklahoma City’s KFOR reports Smittle, 60, died Saturday, November 2, 2013. For a few years, she toured with Garth as his bass player. She also released a solo album, Rough Around The Edges, in 1994.

Smittle was a gay rights advocate who performed in gay pride events around the state.

Funeral arrangements are pending, according to Ninde Funeral Home.

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