51 years ago today, Troyal Garth Brooks—that's right, Troyal—was born, already wearing a cowboy hat (maybe, I mean, were you there?). He probably doesn't go around playing "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" any way but ironically, but his "Friends in Low Places" country-rock twang rings true enough to have earned him a four year stay at the Wynn in Las Vegas (culminating in November of last year).

But did you know that our pal Troyal is also...a magician?

BEHOLD as Garth Brooks transforms before your very eyes from a suave country crooner to a some dude who fixes tires!

ABRACADABRA!

ALACAZAN!

MAKE GARTH BROOKS

A GREASY OLD MAN!

Never has a magician's hat held such power.