Garth Brooks' divorce final

Monday, December 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The divorce is final for Garth Brooks and his wife of nearly 15 years, Sandy.

Brooks, 39, cited irreconcilable differences in a complaint filed in November 2000 in Davidson County Circuit Court. The couple had been separated since March 1999, according to court papers.

Karen Byrd, spokeswoman for Brooks, would not comment Monday beyond confirming that the singer's divorce is final.

Brooks has sold more than 100 million albums, and is known for hits like ``The Dance'' and ``Friends in Low Places.'' His new album, ``Scarecrow,'' is No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and has sold 242,000 units since its release Nov. 13.

The couple has three daughters, ages 8, 6 and 4. They have homes in Tennessee and Oklahoma.