Garth Brooks Unretires

Don't expect a new tour or album anytime soon
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2009 2:23 PM CDT
Country music star Garth Brooks mimics a fiddle player as he answers questions at a news conference in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – Garth Brooks is officially out of retirement—whatever that means. The 47-year-old singer announced his return to great fanfare at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry today. “It’s a proud day for me and my family,” Brooks declared. But coming out of retirement doesn’t mean Brooks will be recording a new album, or even touring. Brooks said it would be at least 5 years before either of those things happens.