Garth Brooks Releases Massive Box Set, Hints at Comeback Plans
After more than a decade of self-imposed exile from the music business, Garth Brooks is back with a vengeance.
The country superstar released a box set titled 'Blame It All on My Roots' on Black Friday (Nov. 29), and in an interview to promote the new project, the 51-year-old hinted about plans for a full-blown comeback in 2014.
The superstar quietly dropped a clue about his plans for next year in October, sending out an update to fans who’ve signed up to receive news that simply said, “The sevens have aligned. It has begun…Thank you for believing…love, g.”
Brooks wrapped up a series of shows at the Wynn Las Vegas on Nov. 29 with a televised special titled 'Garth Brooks Live From Las Vegas,' which featured him in the final performance of his one-man show, blending his signature hits with covers of some of the songs that inspired him in his own musical development.
The new box set takes that a step further, featuring four discs of cover songs encompassing Brooks' country, classic rock, soul and singer-songwriter influences, as well as two discs of his hits, a DVD of his Vegas performance, and a DVD of his videos. That set is available exclusively at Walmart, Sam's Club and Walmart.com, and while Brooks has yet to confirm or deny the rumors that have been swirling about plans for a comeback tour next year, he acknowledged that with his youngest daughter graduating high school next year, he and his wife, country star Trisha Yearwood, will suddenly have a lot more free time.
"Me and Miss Yearwood are free to do whatever it is we want to do," Brooks tells the Associated Press. "And I've got to tell you: Anything I do with that woman, I'm fine with. Any place that I am with that woman is home to me. But if I have my wishes, it's going to be filled with music, and it's going to be filled with music at a level I've never seen before."