After Winning Entertainer Of The Year 7 Times, Garth Has Asked For His Name To Be Removed From Future Nominations.
Garth Brooks has been on my bucket list of artists I want to meet for a very long time. Leanne Doty told me about the time Q Country took a busload of listeners to a concert he had in Winnipeg and how nice of a man he was to every person he met. Remembering everyone's names, their kid's names, their spouse's names. How he would ask questions to get to know everyone just a little bit better. After hearing that story, I wanted to meet him even more. It came as no real surprise to me when the news broke that he has asked that his name be taken out for Entertainer Of The Year with the CMA's. He invited the media to a press conference and explained that there was one tweet in particular that he read last year after he won for the 7th time. He said in his statement:
"There was one tweet in there that really stuck in my head. It said, ’Hey man. This guy. Why doesn’t he step down?’ One hundred percent agreed. The last thing I want to do is seem ungrateful, to the CMAs and everybody who has voted for us,” he added, “we are officially pulling ourselves out. It’s time for somebody else to hold that award and know what that feels like, because they’re all out there busting their butts."
This, in a way, made me love Garth Brooks even more. Do you think he made the right call?