(24 May 1986 - 17 December 2001) (divorced) (3 children)
Brooks married his college sweetheart, songwriter Sandy Mahl, on May 24, 1986. The couple later had three daughters: Taylor Mayne Pearl (born 1992), August Anna (born 1994), and Allie Colleen Brooks (born 1996) Brooks and Mahl separated in March 1999, announcing their plans to divorce on October 9, 2000, and filing for divorce on November 6, 2000. The divorce became final on December 17, 2001.
In July 2013, Brooks became a grandfather when August had daughter Karalyn with her boyfriend Chance Michael Russell.