The last album from country legend and best-selling artist, Garth Brooks, dropped at the end of 2014 and was the first full studio album he released in almost 15 years.
Now, in a statement posted to social media, Brooks calls for patience from his fans as he announces that his next album will be delayed and gives no date for the anticipated release.
Following the release of his 2014 album, Man Against Machine, both Brooks and his country superstar wife Trisha Yearwood have been endlessly touring on The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood and have constantly added shows to sold out dates, making the tour one of the biggest in world history.
"What a year!!!" Brooks begins his message to loyal fans. "First of all, I can NEVER thank you enough for making 2015 the busiest year of our career yet!"
After expressing his gratitude for his fans' support and appearances throughout the tour and saying how wonderful everyone has been, the singer then reveals an insecurity in a talent he hasn't practiced in a long time.
"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," he continues. "I made the statement 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."
With that, Brooks reveals how the booming tour and lack of writing has impacted his latest project.
"I am asking a huge favor from you," he stated. "I am postponing the release of the new studio record...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...whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, you will decide."
We are excited to hear what the country legend has been working on and cannot wait for the new album to be released. Although Brooks didn't express exactly when he will be issuing the new record, he did say that he will be using Facebook's live video feed tool to show fans the progress he is making and give them a 'behind-the-scenes' view of the creative process.
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