Garth Brooks’ fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of his upcoming country music album. That’s why it came as bad news to them on Thursday when Brooks released an open letter to fans in which he revealed his album’s release date has been postponed.
“First of all, I can NEVER thank you enough for making 2015 the busiest year of our career, yet! What a blast that was … it seemed it went by in a blink,” he wrote on Facebook. “The tour has shattered expectations and has put a serious kink in our scheduling (and I am NOT complaining!).”
Here’s what Brooks went on to say, according to Taste of Country:
“In the fifteen months we have been touring, we have been fortunate to have seen a lot of faces and heard a lot of voices. When it comes to the new music, the one thing I keep hearing over and over is, “Where is the garth stuff?” I made the statement that when we came back on the road and into the studio, I was not confident in my own writing…it is a muscle and if you don’t use it, you just can’t turn it back on again…it takes time…but I DID hear you. And because of that, teamed with the touring schedule, I am asking a huge favor from you, I am postponing the release of the new studio record…I ask for your patience as I explore the writing again. I have been at it for over four months now, enjoying the challenge and enjoying the studio more because of it. This new album will be the most Garth thing I have ever done… whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, you will decide.”
Brooks then gave his fans some much needed good news when he invited them behind the seen of his recording process on Facebook Live, where he will show them his progress and “pull back the curtain.”
“I really hope you are going to like this journey with me. Who knows? 2016 could be the best year, yet?” Brooks adds. “When it is over, I sincerely pray I look on the year and can say, ‘Miss Yearwood and the girls are healthy.’ For as you know, your family’s health is truly all that matters. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2016.”
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