Multi-platinum recording artist Garth Brooks is set for a major comeback next year with the release of his first record (of new, original material) since 2001's "Scarecrow." To coincide with the project, a major world tour and television special, reportedly to be directed by the groundbreaking director Martin Scorsese, are also in the works.
No date has been set for the album's release.
This fall, Brooks returns to his resident post at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas for an eight-show run.
While the upcoming project will be a Brooks-only release, wife and fellow musician Trisha Yearwood may be making a guest appearance in some capacity on the album. As the husband-wife pairing have been attempting a duets album for years, this would only seem appropriate.
“I think what I like best is getting to play music. I haven’t got to play music in a hundred years. We’ve been joking, but it’s not a joke. … We cover 82 songs in Vegas in a show, but they’re all little snippets. I’m not sure I remember all the lyrics to our stuff, you know, ‘cause we haven’t done it in 100 years. She hasn’t done a complete song in forever, too,” he told reporters during Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert over the summer.
He added, "“We’re just gonna go have fun. When you fly by the seat of the pants, it’s the only time when it’s great to have a big a — , if you know what I mean.”