Garth Brooks out of retirement; doing Vegas engagement

Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 11:22am
Staff reports

UPDATED — Garth Brooks is coming out of retirement, he announced Thursday morning during a 25-minute press conference at the Grand Ole Opry House, reported.

While not mentioning any specific city or venue early in the day, what had been widely reported was confirmed late Thursday — that the 47-year-old entertainer will perform an extended engagement at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas.

Following the announcement in Nashville, Brooks shuttled approximately 40 members of the news media to the Nashville International Airport for a private flight to an undisclosed location for the afternoon press conference. There he confirmed the Wynn gig in Vegas.

When he announced his retirement in 2000, Brooks said he wanted to spend more time with his three daughters. In his comments Thursday, he said he's coming out of retirement because his children are older — and he misses the music.


6 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 10/15/09 at 9:43

Welcome back, Garth! His concert at the GEC(as it was then called) is still the best concert I have ever attended!

By: CrisCan on 10/15/09 at 2:28

Oh boy . . . the largest ego in country music returns.

Big deal

By: courier37027 on 10/15/09 at 2:48


By: bfra on 10/16/09 at 2:57

The only thing bigger than fatboy's ego, is his claim that "he has more money than his grandchildren's grandchildren can spend"!

By: Kosh III on 10/16/09 at 7:40


By: bfra on 10/17/09 at 9:19

Golly! Barf hasn't rated very many comments. Maybe Barf needs to think up another gimmick. I'll be in Vegas within the month and wouldn't step outside the room if he was wailing in the hallway, but would call security for him disturbing the peace.