Garth Brooks came out of retirement with a bang and a massive tour. Naturally, fans were hoping that meant new music wasn’t far behind and originally, that was Garth’s plan. Unfortunately, timing among other things have changed that. Garth took to Facebook to ask fans for patience as he flexed his writing muscles.
In the fifteen months we have been touring, we have been fortunate to have seen a lot of faces and heard a lot of voices. When it comes to the new music, the one thing I keep hearing over and over is, “Where is the garth stuff?” I made the statement that when we came back on the road and into the studio, I was not confident in my own writing…it is a muscle and if you don’t use it, you just can’t turn it back on again…it takes time…but I DID hear you. And because of that, teamed with the touring schedule, I am asking a huge favor from you, I am postponing the release of the new studio record…I ask for your patience as I explore the writing again. I have been at it for over four months now, enjoying the challenge and enjoying the studio more because of it. This new album will be the most Garth thing I have ever done… whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, you will decide.
As a sort of consolation prize, Garth is inviting fans in on his process by sharing bits and pieces on social media.
I would like to invite you in on the process…see how we make records and see what goes on behind the scenes of the making of a record, from the production of the music, the manufacturing of the package, to the release of the record which should be sometime this summer
. I believe the g-team and Facebook have found a way to make this happen using Facebook LIVE like you have never seen it, to pull back the curtain on this process in a very cool and personal way. I really hope you are going to like this journey with me.
Luckily for Garth, he has TONS of hits to entertain his fans while we wait for new tunes…that hopefully live up to the old.