It is safe to say that Garth Brooks is back after taking 14 years off to help raise his three daughters, Taylor, 22, August, 20 and Allie, 18. Since returning, Brooks has released a new album, Man Against Machine, launched a World Tour with wife Trisha Yearwood, and recently won the milestone award at the ACMs.
“It’s fantastic man, the people are the best, I missed them, I didn’t know how much I missed them, I missed them a lot cause they’re the fun part of the show, forget the fat guy in the cowboy hat, the people, the people are what it’s all about man, they’re having a great time.” Brooks explained to Extra.
What are Brooks’ three must-haves on the road? “Miss Yearwood, Miss Yearwood, Miss Yearwood.”
“Anywhere that woman’s at is home for me, so if it’s on the road or home it’s pretty much the same, spending time together, laughing, talking about life and checking in on our babies.”
Garth’s babies are all grown up, but the singer admitted being an empty-nester isn’t easy, saying, “That’s why we’re touring, I didn’t wanna be around the empty house, going from three kids to two when Taylor went to college, it was still kinda loud, but when August took off and was just Ali, the house was just quiet, and I told Miss Yearwood I’m not gonna survive when Ali leaves. She said let’s go out on the road, let’s leave with her, that’s what we did.”
Garth loves the fact that Trisha is an avid chef, even going as far as releasing cookbooks and hosting her own cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.
“I’m very lucky, she enjoys cooking so even on her time off she cooks and it’s fabulous.”
His favorite dish?
“Anything with mashed potatoes, most of America doesn’t know mashed potatoes goes with ice cream, but it does, also goes with Captain Crunch.”