Garth Brooks is dusting off his cowboy hat and ending his retirement. “‘We’re going to take the retirement roof off over our head, and I already feel taller,” Garth announced at a press conference this morning (October 15) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. “I know this is a young industry, so I’m not sure I’ll be welcomed back but, if the fans want me, I still want to pursue my music,” Brooks said.
After the Nashville press conference, Garth and members of the music media boarded at private plane headed for an afternoon press conference. Garth is expected to announce a four-month run at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas.
“If we ever do tour again, if we ever put out new music again, it’s going to be another five years,” Brooks said, He also spoke about the music industry. “We need to take back the music. We don’t realize how powerful we are. CEO of Capitol Records Nashville Jimmy Bowen told me that once, and he was absolutely right.”
Garth stated that fans should not expect his music on Itunes until album-only sales and variable pricing are allowed. “You won’t see my stuff on there.”
He also spoke of his love of the Opry. “I’d love to play the Opry more. I know I owe them, and if they want it, they should have it.”
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