In 2000, country superstar, Garth Brooks, retired at the height of his career, to devote time to his wife and growing children.
This Thursday, a press conference is planned for what is expected to be an official announcement of a world tour. The announcement is to be broadcast via live stream on garthbrooks.com. News of this tour assumed tour has slowly trickled out over the past week.
“The wait is over 7/7.”
Garth posted the cryptic message last week on his website, building anticipation for a possible return to country music and touring. One thing fans love about Garth is his contagious child like behavior, which came across loud and clear yesterday as he apparently could no longer hold back his upcoming announcement for a 2014 World Tour on GMA.
Perhaps he is more excited than the fans to return. His Friends In Low Places are ready to join him in Letting The Thunder Roll again. Welcome back Garth, you were worth the wait.
Over the last few weeks Garth has been in the news as the shows he had planned to perform in Ireland have become a fight between the establishment and the residents living in and around the venue. Speculation began to build as he planned these events, if he would come out of retirement. He was quoted earlier in the year that he would return touring once his girls were grown.
An acclaimed performer, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Brooks is the second best-selling solo artist behind Elvis Presley. In overall sales he is behind only The King, and The Beatles.
Brooks is a two-time Grammy Award winner, and 17-time AMA Award winner.
Despite overwhelming success, he reportedly struggled inwardly over priorities in his life, leading to his retirement announcement in 2000.
Brooks is respected by fans for his dedication to family life. But, while on stage, he shows an apparent love and adoration to his fans.
In 2009 Brooks briefly came out of retirement to perform in Las Vegas, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Nashville. Sporadic performances generally covered his music and covers from some of his favorite performers. In 2013 he released his first music in almost a decade. Blame It All On My Roots was a box set of all his hits, some new songs, and covers from his favorite artists.