Since 1991, when SoundScan began tracking how many copies of Blood Sugar Sex Magik you’ve bought, Garth Brooks is the top selling artist in the United States. He’s sold over 69 million albums, or four million more than the Beatles, despite not having put out anything since 2001’s Scarecrow. But because it’s been too long since ChrisGainesville, Florida, has heard “American Honky-Tonk Bar Association” live, Brooks will soon go on a worldwide tour, though not before playing Vegas twice.
“You know what, since it’s you and since we’ve had a history forever, let’s announce it. We’re going on a world tour in 2014,” Brooks told [Robin] Roberts today on GMA. “I can’t believe I just did that but you are a doll.”
“It sure feels good to get to throw your hat back in the ring,” Brooks said. “All my babies are fine with it. Ms. Yearwood is fine with it. So now I get to do what I love to do, which is play music. I get to be with the person I want to be with, which is Ms. Yearwood.” (Via)
To fund the tour, Brooks briefly considered making a deal with the Devil…
…before remembering he’s worth $150 million.