The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is still in full swing, but Garth has decided to postpone his upcoming comeback album.
Posting on Facebook Thursday (March 10), Garth first thanks fans for making his massive, multi-year tour such a success, but then said that he needs a little more time before finishing the follow-up to 2014’s Man Against Machine.
“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,” Garth writes. “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 [and] 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 . . . [W]hether that is a good thing or a bad thing, you will decide.”
Garth says he expects the new project to be released sometime this summer, and he also promised to give fans a behind-the-scenes look into its creation by using the Facebook LIVE streaming service.