Garth Brooks Reveals 2014 World Tour with Trisha Yearwood in the Works
Country megastar Garth Brooks has announced that he is due to embark on a world tour next year, over a decade after he last hit the road.
Brooks, 51, decided to retire from recording new music and touring in 2001 so that he could witness the magic and wonder of child-rearing and see his three daughters grow up.
“My children are off on their own, so the guilt of not being there … I’m a phone-call dad now,” the singer told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It sure feels good to get to throw your hat back in the ring. All my babies are fine with it. Ms. Yearwood is fine with it. So now I get to do what I love to do, which is play music. I get to be with the person I want to be with, which is Ms. Yearwood.”
For those not in-the-know about country stardom’s epic romances (and, let’s be fair, why would you be?), Ms. Yearwood refers to Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, who will also (weird, huh?) be embarking on a solo tour next year.
Yearwood’s solo tour kicks off on February 19th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and will see Brooks’ other half make stops in Orlando, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Westbury, New York, and others, before wrapping up on April 12th in Orillia, Ontario.
Back to Brooks now though. Brooks’ hits include “The Thunder Rolls” and “Unanswered Prayers.” He has sold more than 125 million albums, which is just mental when you actually think about it.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA,) he is the second best-selling solo albums artist of all time in the US behind Elvis Presley, which is also mental when you actually think about it.
No word yet on his tour dates but watch this cyberspace.