Garth Brooks Says He’s Doing All His Social Media Himself
"I think it's kind of dangerous to have someone else do it for you," Brooks tells the Sean & Richie Show from Albany, N.Y.'s WGNA. "I I just don't like somebody else speaking for me.
"They're showing me right now, so there's a team that helps you with it," he clarifies, "but the truth is, I want to get to where I can walk on my own and kind of do it myself."
While Brooks' Twitter page does show some tweets from Team Garth, many of them are from the superstar himself, including several tweets that are personal replies to his fans.
"I have been busy on Twitter," he adds. "That's a fun thing. I mean it's like, nothing between you and them. I love that ... I like that fact that you can do it any time. Two in the morning, two in the afternoon."
While it may seem like it took him a long time to join social media, Brooks says it just wasn't the right time until now.
"Well up 'til August of this year, you've gotta remember, I was in my children's life," he explains. "That was everything. And, no offense, I didn't feel it was right to share that.
"Pretty cool now though: The kids are all gone, we're out on tour, and people want to know about that?" Brooks adds. "Heck yeah, I can talk about that all day long."
The father of three, who famously stayed off the road and out of the spotlight until his youngest was in college, says his children also stayed away from social media, at his insistence.
"They also weren't allowed to get a Facebook until they were 18," the 52-year-old says. "They saw their friends make choices, some good and some bad, and hopefully learn from it."
It's only fitting that Brooks is doing most of the posting himself, since that ability to connect via the networks is what finally convinced him to join.
“I really wasn’t sure about this at the start, but then a friend of mine said something that just made all kinds of sense,” he notes. “She said, ‘Think of it more as a conversation.’”