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.