Dec 09, 2013 04:58 PM EST | James Knight
Garth Brooks has officially announced that he is coming out of retirement and going back on tour in 2014. Meanwhile, Brooks is paying homage to his idol, Randy Travis. Travis' heath has tragically taken a turn for the worse lately.
Brooks recently announced he was coming out of retirement on ABC’s Good Morning America:
“You know what, since it’s you and since we’ve had a history forever, let’s announce it. We’re going on a world tour in 2014. I can’t believe I just did that but you are a doll.”
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Brooks explained that his family was a major reason for his semi retirement:
“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...Our baby is a senior in high school.My children are off on their own so the guilt of not being there…I’m a phone call dad now. ‘Hey Dad, I love you, can I borrow some money?’ ”
Brooks is also planning to revisit his now famous Wynn theater one man show, only with a few extra friends:
“Wynn has allowed me to keep that room as a laboratory type of thing so I’m going to bring the band out there and let the band experience this room. [It's] very naked. You’re just out there with you and your guitar and you depend on the people to kind of take care of you and they have my whole career and so Vegas was just a love-fest.”
During Brooks’ Live CBS show, he spoke about legendary country star Randy Travis. Brooks even performed a cover of Travis’ hit “Digging up Bones.” Travis has fallen on hard times following an alleged second brain surgery stemming from hospital stay over the summer.
Travis’ was reportedly recovering before it was revealed that he was now partially paralyzed.
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