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Garth Brooks’ Sister Betsy Smittle Dies at 60

Posted By Wendy Spicher On November 4, 2013 @ 2:29 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

Garth Brooks' Sister Betsy Smittle Dies at 60 [1]

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 [2]. Oklahoma City’s KFOR [3] 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 [4].

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