The famously semi-retired Garth Brooks appears to be back in a big way: He's just released an 8-disc boxed set, announced new shows at Las Vegas's Wynn, and is fueling speculation that he might be plotting a full return to the spotlight. It's a most welcome chain of events for fans, who have been hoping for such a comeback ever since the superstar announced he'd be hanging up his cowboy hat for an indefinite period of time.
Brooks bowed out of his exceedingly successful career for a simple reason: He wanted to spend more time with his family, vowing that he would not return fulltime to music at least until all three of his daughters graduated high school.
It's a decision he's clearly not regretted --back in 2000, Brooks explained in an interview that he realized, while attending one of his kids' soccer games, that "I had more fun than all 10 years of touring." And, since his youngest daughter will be graduating next Spring, Brooks just may have the free time he needs to re-launch hisRead More »from Now You See 'Em, Now You Don't: Garth Brooks and Other Country 'Disappearing Acts'