Garth Brooks has been in self-imposed retirement for more than a dozen years now, living mostly far away from the spotlight while he raises his daughters. But there have been recent hints that might be about to change.

The country world has been swirling with rumors that Brooks will come out of retirement in 2014, when his youngest daughter graduates. But nobody seems to know what shape his comeback will take, with speculation ranging from an album and tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, to a solo album and world tour accompanied by a television special directed by Martin Scorcese.

Brooks added to the intrigue by posting a cryptic message to his followers, saying only, “The sevens have aligned. It has begun…Thank you for believing…love, g.” The front page of his website also bears the message, “It has begun …,” but provides no further information.

For now Brooks' fans will have a newly-announced television special to keep them happy, as the country legend broadcasts the final date of his Las Vegas residency live on CBS. But does that mean he's wrapping up there so he can prepare for next year? Or was that announcement the big announcement that's been rumored, and he'll continue to only perform selectively here and there?

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