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Garth Brooks Wants to Pull His Name from Entertainer of The Year Consideration at CMA Awards 2020

Garth Brooks is pulling his name from consideration in the Entertainer of the Year category at the 2020 CMA Awards.

The 58-year-old country star announced on Wednesday (July 29) during a virtual press conference (via People) that he wants his name to be permanently out of contention, saying “It’s time for somebody else to hold that award.”

Garth has won Entertainer of the Year a record breaking seven times – in 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2016, 2017 and 2019 — but his latest win last year, he says, was “not that fun, to tell you the truth.”

received a lot of backlash from fans last year, who had hoped that Carrie Underwood or Eric Church would win.

Despite wanting the Country Music Association to no longer consider him, the organization released a statement saying that entertainers can not withdraw from consideration.

“The long-standing CMA Awards rules do not allow individuals to remove themselves from the balloting process at any point,” the CMAs shared in a statement.

If he is nominated again, he is asking CMA members not to vote for him.

“I’m very grateful for the time that I’ve got to go [win],” Garth said, but now, “somebody else needs to hold that.”

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Go Into Quarantine After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have decided to go into quarantine after they, and their camp, were potentially exposed to coronavirus.

The country couple announced today that they would have to cancel their upcoming Inside Studio G concert as they head into quarantine for precaution.

“Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha Yearwood’s July 7th Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio G for 2 weeks,” an announcement read on their official sites.

It continues, “While Garth and Trisha are fine, the Garth/Trisha camp has possibly been exposed to the Covid-19 virus. To be smart about this, they are all quarantining for 2 weeks and thank everyone for their concern.”

While Garth and Trisha are fine at the moment, their choice to go self-isolate is a smart one, given the coronavirus numbers that keep increasing across the nation as businesses and people started to return to “normal”.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Garth and Trisha put on a Facebook Live concert which crashed the site, before hosting it on CBS.

Garth Brooks Surprises Fans By Announcing New Music Is Being Released Tonight!

Garth Brooks has announced some exciting news for fans – he will be releasing new music TONIGHT!

The country music legend made the announcement during the Monday (May 11) episode of Inside Studio G on Facebook. A fan asked Garth if he’d be releasing his new album FUN! any time soon.

Garth told the fan named Jack that the album is complete, and then he made a big decision.

“Jack – tell you what we’re going to do. We’ll get Amazon Music on the phone. You can stream Garth. Let’s release half the album on Amazon Music… tonight. Can we do that?” he said.

So there you have it… half of the album is coming very, very soon.

Garth also discussed how he’s struggled with whether it’s okay to be releasing new music during this difficult time for the world. He said, “We’ve had this discussion. I don’t want to be the guy that tries to do something in the midst where everybody is hurtin’. It’s like…damn it. The album’s ready to go. It’s just how do you get out and promote and be happy and jolly while everybody’s out there fighting for their lives not only physically, but fighting for their lives financially.”

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Will Perform With No Audience at Grand Ole Opry This Weekend

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry this weekend!

The married country music stars will be taking over the iconic venue for the Opry’s 4,922nd Saturday night performance in a row, local station KKTV reports.

“I’m gonna do some of the greatest country music on the planet. I don’t even know if I’m gonna do any of mine!” Garth joked about the upcoming performance during his InsideStudioG Facebook episode.

He added, “I’m sure there’s probably gonna be some [George] Jones, there’s gonna be some Randy Travis, some [George] Strait, some [Merle] Haggard … and then, you know, the Queen, she’s gonna sing some of the greatest stuff ever, and it could all be hers, too. This is gonna be a fun Saturday night. I’m honored.”

The event will be held without an audience, complying with Nashville’s ongoing safer-at-home order.

You can tune in beginning at 7:30/6:30c on Facebook on Saturday, May 2, where Trisha and Garth plan to check with fans ahead of the 8/7c event start time.

Here's Everything That Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Sang on 'Garth & Trisha Live!'

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood put on such an amazing show for their special event, Garth & Trisha Live!, which aired on CBS tonight.

The longtime married country stars were flooded with song requests from fans on social media.

During the program, Garth and Trisha also pledged $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts.

“In regular-bad times, it’s military in the front line,” Garth shared during the broadcast. “And now it’s all the doctors, nurses, volunteers — all those people on the front line. We love you guys. You have all of our strength and all of our prayers.”

Trisha added, “We all know somebody who’s a first responder. This is something that affects us all. It’s scary but there’s also a comfort in knowing we all in this together and we will get through it.”

Check out Garth and Trisha’s full set list inside now, and stay tuned for videos!More Here! »

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood To Hold Another Live Concert From Studio G

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are hosting another concert straight from their home studio, Studio G – and this time it will be on television!

CBS announced that they’ll be hosting a live concert from the married country couple, following their successful concert on Facebook Live just a week ago.

“We’re seeing how big things can be when we all do them as one. In addition to the special, we and CBS will donate $1 million to charities to be determined, combating the COVID-19 virus,” Garth and Trisha shared in a statement about the show.

Jack Sussman, CBS’ Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, added that “after we saw Garth and Trisha crash Facebook, we reached out to them about bringing this Studio G to a larger audience in a safe and exciting way.”

Garth & Trisha Live! will air Wednesday, April 1 at 9/8c on CBS.

Check out just how many viewers there were for Garth and Trisha‘s Facebook Live concert!

Garth Brooks' Live Facebook Concert Had SO Many Viewers!

Garth Brooks went live on his Facebook account with wife Trisha Yearwood on Monday night (March 23) and they had so many people tune in for the show!

Over 3.4 million people tuned in for the live episode of Inside Studio G: A Monday Night Conversation, during which Garth and Trisha sang fan request songs.

The married couple performed everything from Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga, and of course some of their own songs.

While Garth was planning on deleting the stream from his page right after it ended, some people had difficulty viewing the stream because of the amount of people trying to watch it. Because of that, the stream is staying on his page until 8:00pm PT and highlights will be uploaded on Tuesday.