Garth Brooks Eyes Concert Tour in 2014, Yearwood May Join
Though Garth Brooks announced his official retirement 12 years ago, he has often opened up the possibility of a new tour after all of his children are out of high school – and he reiterated this point recently, implying that he could be on the road again by 2014.
He told the Vancouver Sun that his touring plans have always been based around his children.
“It’s always been about the babies,” he told the Canadian newspaper. “Our youngest is a junior in high school now. Our oldest, we just celebrated her 20th. If God lets us do it and everything goes well, I would love to tour again.”
He also said that he would like to take his wife, Trisha Yearwood, on the road with him and hinted at a timeframe.
“I’d love to your again with Miss Yearwood and have no guilt,” he said. “But I’m still two years away.”
Speaking of his children, he also revealed in the interview that his youngest daughter may have the performance bug that eluded her two older sisters.
“My youngest has got it,” Garth said. “She’s got the bug but she’s got the goods, too. She starts playing and singing, I have to get up and leave because I spent my whole life crying. It seems the older I get, I cry at commercials.”
He also said that he wouldn’t try to persuade any of his kids to stay out of the spotlight if that’s what they decide to do.
“My Dad told me to get a real job and now when you see that it is actually paying the bills and paying for college, you can’t tell your kids you can’t make a living at it if they try hard enough,” he said.
Brooks is currently in the midst of a five-year residency at the Wynn hotel and casino in Las Vegas, where he performs solo acoustic sets.