I'm the guy you take to work with you every day, the Prime Minister of Twang Clay JD Walker! Catch me on The Wolf weekdays from 10-3, and check my blog often for my random musings about stuff going on!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. â Country superstar Garth Brooks announced Thursday that he's coming out of retirement.
Brooks, 47, said at a news conference in Nashville that he will end his retirement.
The move has been rumored in the music industry for weeks.
"We're going to take the retirement roof off over our head, and I already feel taller," Brooks said Thursday.
Brooks said he has no immediate plans and will see how things go in the coming years.
"As for touring, if I can't eat it, sleep it, breathe it, then it ain't me," Brooks said.
Brooks retired in 2000 to spend more time with his three children. He's occasionally popped up in special appearances at awards shows and charity events, but has mostly stayed out of the limelight.
In an interview with The Associated Press last year, Brooks said he would like to return to the road once he raises his children.
The Recording Industry Association of America honored Brooks in 2007 with a career award after he passed Elvis Presley to become the top-selling solo artist in U.S. history. At the time, he had sold more than 123 million albums.
Brooks' last studio album, "Scarecrow," was released in 2001. His three-disc compilation "The Ultimate Hits" finished 10th on Billboard's 2008 list of albums and showed Brooks still has the muscle he displayed in the 1990s.
Brooks divorced his wife, Sandy Mahl, in 2001 and married fellow country starTrisha Yearwood in 2005. The couple lives in Oklahoma.
While sitting back thinking about 9/11/01, I remember playing a bunch of 'tribute' versions of JoDee Messina and Tim McGraw's 'Bring on The Rain'...which just had been released.Â When JoDee was in The Wolf's Den back in early '08, I got to ask her about the timing of that song:
God Bless America...never forget.
Today I remember the good times...I am trying to forget the fact that, after 20 years of boot scootin' and playin' something country, Brooks & Dunn are retiring...calling it quits...
You didn't ask me, the Prime Minister!
So what's going to happen now, without any new line dances and hot club tracks?Â Am I going to be stuck with the same ten studio albums B&D put out for the rest of eternity?
September 8th they put out their Greatest Hits album, then go on tour sometime in 2010 for the last time.
Just like 'The Song Remains the Same', I'll have to remember Brooks & Dunn in the same light as I do Zeppelin.
So, today, I put two of my favorite things together, so I don't feel so hurt.Â Brooks & Dunn and King of the Hill...
So Gloriana's new CD came out on Tuesday...turned out their debut turned into like the best seller of the day on iTunes and Amazon, plus could potentially be the biggest CD of the week...so, what does the band do?Â They attempt to steal their album from Best Buy in New York City.Â Smart...have you ever seen how tight security is in Best Buy!