Garth Brooks Shares His Thanksgiving Plans
Like many families in the U.S. this week, Garth Brooks is getting ready to celebrate Turkey Day. His plan for this year? To use the opportunity to get off the road and focus on time at home.
"The plan for the holidays is always just family -- family, family, family, family," he says.
But Brooks' definition of family doesn't just include the people he's related to by blood.
"You know, the definition of family, as you get older, if you haven't found it out already, it isn't blood," he says. "The definition of family is who you can call at 2:30 in the morning and say, 'I need help,' and they'll be there. So just being around those people is what Thanksgiving is all about for us."
The holidays are also a chance for Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood to take a break from life on the road and get a little work done around the house.
"We're just gonna enjoy it. We're gonna enjoy, you know, the time at home to fix the things that you need to fix in your house when you're sitting out here on the road going, 'God, I need to get that done,'" Brooks says. "So, that's the cool part about Thanksgiving, is you catch up at home and get to be with your family."
So, what will be on the Brooks-Yearwood Thanksgiving table this year? Brooks says he loves to load his plate up with starches.
"I'm a starch guy, so I'm [a fan of] stuffing, potatoes, biscuits, that kind of thing. And if somebody asks me, 'red or white,' it's always gravy, it's not wine," he jokes. "I can't tell you how lucky of a guy I am. [Yearwood] loves to cook, so it's fantastic."
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