You'll get mixed reactions when you ask Garth Brooks fans how they feel about his 1999 off-genre album, Garth Brooks in … The Life of Chris Gaines, but the singer has given the last word as to the future of his alter-ego.

Judging the album next to Brooks' country projects, The Life of Chris Gaines didn't perform well; it only sold about 2 million copies. The record was originally supposed to be the soundtrack to a movie titled The Lamb, but the film was never made. And, according to Brooks, it's going to stay that way.

"I don't think you're ever going to get that at all. You know, all I can say is, my ribs are still sore from getting the s--t kicked out of me for doing that one," Brooks tells 102.3 Blake FM. "But, I love that record, and I would do it again in a heartbeat, to tell you the truth, because it's all about the music, and I thought the music was fantastic."

According to Brooks, one of the issues with the album's lack of success was that fans had trouble lining up his new sound with a face that they'd known and loved.

“There is a ton of Garth in Chris, once you start to get familiar with Chris’s music,” he says. “But one of the things that still will never settle easy with a lot of people, including my dad still doesn’t get it, is how this kind of face, that looks like this and has for a decade, sings a song that goes [sings in falsetto] ‘There’s no more waiting.’ It’s very strange to see that coming out of this face.”

Brooks is currently in the middle of his World Tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood. New tour dates kick off on Sept. 17 in Dallas, Texas.

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