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Garth Brooks becomes a grandfather
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Garth Brooks is a granddaddy. The country music superstar issued a statement today acknowledging the birth of his first grandchild, Karalynn. His daughter August gave birth earlier this week. The 51-year-old "Friends in Low Places" singer says he'd like to thank everyone "for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K's arrival." Country music's best-selling performer has been in semi-retirement as he raises his daughters in Oklahoma. He'll have another girl around the house now. August was the second to graduate from high school and Brooks says he's considering a full-time return to recording and performing when his youngest, Allie, graduates from high school next year.Brooks asked for privacy as "this young family begins the greatest days of their lives."