[Guest post by DRJ]
Garth Brooks retired 9 years ago from his country music career but he’s returning for a series of weekend concerts in Las Vegas:
“Brooks has three daughters — 17, 15 and 13 — to whom he’s devoted, and he told [Las Vegas hotel-owner Steve] Wynn he wanted to make sure he was home in Oklahoma to be with his children until the last one graduates from high school. So Wynn got Brooks a plane; the singer will work one show Fridays, two shows on Saturdays and one Sundays, and be back home for Monday morning.
“Did I tell you about the plane?” Brooks asked, more than once, when reporters inquired how he would pull things off.
The Vegas engagement is not a kickoff to a tour, according to spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer.
“If he tours again, it still won’t be until his youngest goes to college,” Seltzer told CNN via text message.
Brooks stressed that situation at the press conference. He won’t be recording new albums or touring, he said: “The only place you’ll see me is here.”
I like Garth but I hope he leaves Chris at home in Oklahoma.