Garth Brooks Press Conference Recap: New Music Is Coming, World Tour Opening City Announcement Coming July 14
Garth Brooks held his long-awaited press conference Thursday, July 10. The singer made several announcements, including that he's working with Sony Music, new music is in the works and that we should know where he plans to kick off his world tour shortly.
Garth Brooks was welcomed to the Sony Music family by Sony Music CEO Doug Morris.
Morris introduced Brooks at the press conference, reviewing highlights from Brooks' storied career which include 30 Country Music Association awards, 12 People's Choice awards and two Grammy awards.
When Brooks finally took the stage, he was quick to reveal how he felt to finally talk to people about his upcoming plans.
"It's a day of joy," Brooks said. "Today I feel very lucky to be joining Sony Music. Scared, yup. Old, yes. I want to thank God and everyone who's given me a chance at a second half of a career."
"My hope is that you don't regret this day, and my bigger hope is that I don't," he joked.
Brooks quickly addressed one of the most pressing questions fans have been asking about: a new album.
"New music is coming," Brooks confirmed. "I can't tell you when because truthfully I don't know. My job right now is just to create."
Brooks also announced that his music would finally see digital release "in the next two or three weeks," but only at the singer's official website, GarthBrooks.com.
"Our stance on social media is not quantity, but quality," he said. "If you take care of quality, the quantity will take care of itself," he said, adding that the live stream of his press conference was the first one ever at his website.
Before taking questions from the crowd, Brooks tackled the big question many fans were chomping at the bit to find out.
"We'll be announcing the opening city soon," Brooks said.
Brooks elaborated that on July 14 he'll contact a fan named Andy, a fan who asked the singer where the opening city would be when the singer was in Las Vegas. So it's safe to say we'll have that info soon.
As for the recent cancellation of five Garth Brooks shows in Ireland, the singer wasn't critical of the people or Ireland, but the system in place that caused the dilemma.