It’s been a long time coming. His influence was undeniable, and his music was as “country” as “country” gets. Second to only Elvis Presley in total album sales, Garth Brooks is more than just an artist. 12 years have passed since his announced retirement from the music industry, and aside from a slate of shows at the Wynn theater in Las Vegas, Garth has honored that announcement. However, the “sevens have alined,” and he has all but announced his return to the vocal world.
This story is newsworthy. Above the “Miley,” beyond the “Gaga,” Garth is simply Garth. He’s the finest of wines that gets better with age. The demand for his concerts once resulted in sold out shows within minutes. There wasn’t enough Garth to go around. Now that he’s given fans time to remember what they’ve missed, you can only imagine the excitement in hearing of his return.
Entertainment Weekly is a pretty high-profile media outlet to completely whiff on any sort of comment from Garth or any of his representation. Even the simplest quotes can add life to an article, and they were sorely missed here. I was also shocked that there were no links to any of Garth’s music or performances. If you’re going to talk about the greatest country artist to ever live, then you should probably show your audience why he’s the greatest through a couple examples.
Just as the whispers of a return echoed throughout Diagon Alley, they now slither their way through the country music world. “You know who” is back.
For Article: http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/10/29/garth-brooks-comeback/