When Garth retired nine years ago, he says he devoted himself to his wife, country star Trisha Yearwood, and his three daughters, ages 18, 16 and 14. "Every day as a dad gets better," he says. "I didn't expect that to go into the teen years, but it actually did. I have three wonderful friends that I call my daughters, but they do know that they have a dad if they need it."

After realizing his Las Vegas show had him on the road for 139 days of the year, Garth says he rearranged his schedule to spend more time at home. "I still have two more children at the house, and I owe them what the oldest sister got of staying home and focusing there," he says. "The truth is, I would love to [perform and be a dad]. But if one of them has to go, I know which one has to go, and I don't want that. I'm really happy right now."


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