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Betsy Smittle, Tulsa musician and sister of Garth Brooks, dies at age 60

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TULSA, Okla. – Betsy Smittle, Tulsa musician and sister of country superstar Garth Brooks, has passed away.

Ninde Funeral Home confirms that Smittle, 60, died Saturday, November 2, 2013.

Smittle was a bass guitar player who toured with Brooks for several years. She also released a solo album entitled “Rough Around The Edges.”

She was a gay rights advocate who performed in gay pride events around the state.