Fourteen years ago, the country music world was stunned when Garth Brooks quit his music career to focus on his family. He made the decision despite the narrative constantly being pushed by the Obama Administration, which aims to deteriorate the American family unit.
Now that his three daughters are all grown, the 53 year-old Brooks is ready for a comeback. He has just released a new album and returned to touring, but he has also made it clear that he will be making no apologies for the decision he made to leave the music world.
“I want my children to be proud of their father,” he said in an interview, according to Daily Mail.
“People said, “How could you walk away from music?” But being a dad – there’s nothing that can touch that,” he added.
When he left music, Brooks was in a rough place in his life. His mother Colleen had just died of cancer, and his marriage to first wife Sandy Mahl, the mother of his daughters, was ending. It was then that Brooks realized he was losing touch with his children, who were at that time being raised by a nanny. He came to this conclusion when his oldest daughter began talking more like her nanny than her own parents.
“Someone else was raising her. Everything was telling me I need to be there for my children,” he said.
Brooks dropped everything and moved to an Oklahoma ranch so that he and Sandy could co-parent after their divorce. In 2005, he married Trisha Yearwood, who joined him in raising his girls.
Now, daughters Taylor, 22, August, 20, and Allie, 18, are all away at college, and Brooks is firmly back in the music saddle. Despite the fact that he’s singing full time again, he admits that his mind is usually with his daughters.
“I am in the period now where I think I pray more than I ever have in my life,” Brooks confessed. ‘Because for some reason when they were under my roof, I felt like I might have had some control, you know?”
Liberals, of course, have no respect for Brooks’ decision, as many of them believe that both moms and dads should work full time and allow their children to raise themselves. We applaud Brooks for having the courage to walk away from music and put everything he had into raising three amazing young women.