Garth Brooks announced this morning that he is ready to go on tour in 2014. The singer stopped by GMA live in Times Square to talk about his new box set, 'Blame It All on My Roots,' which went on sale during the Black Friday shopping day.
When news achor Robin Roberts asked about his touring plans, Brooks said, “I would love to, but at 52, now I’m worried it’s the wheelchair and walker tour. But, I’d love to fire it up…” Added the icon with a sly grin, “Between me and you, I think we’ll make an announcement very soon.”
Then the superstar decided to cave in by stating, "Since it’s you, and since we’ve had a history forever, let’s announce it...we’re going on a world tour 2014. It begins.”
Garth says that the announcement was completely unscripted, & he seemed completely shocked that he gave the news.
“It sure feels good to get to throw your hat back in the ring,” he reminisced. “Our baby is a senior in high school. We’ve talked about it. All my babies are fine with it, Miss Yearwood is fine with it. So now I get to do what I love to do — play music — I get to be with the person I want to be with — which is Miss Yearwood — and my children are off on their own.”
Florida Georgia Line announced this morning on Good Morning America that they will be playing at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. The two also performed on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC on Thanksgiving. We'll also be celebrating their latest #1 song for "Round Here" in Nashville coming up.
Here's more on this year's New Year's Eve show hosted by Ryan Seacrest:
Ryan Seacrest hosts the year’s biggest celebration at the crossroads of the world in Times Square with Jenny McCarthy (ABC’s “The View”) while Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas will return to host the west coast party on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” on MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. West Coast performances feature Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, and Robin Thicke. More artists to be announced at a later date, for both east and west coast parties.
“As the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve legacy continues, it is an honor to be a part of the largest celebration of the year” said Fergie. “I am excited to share the stage with so many global stars.”
The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City.
Here is the complete NYRE rundown for the evening:
“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women In Music” -- Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy and Fergie host a fascinating two-hour countdown of the 30 greatest female artists in music, through clips and interviews from the archives of dick clark productions. (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014”
Ryan Seacrest spotlights some of the year’s hottest artists, groups and songs. Fergie hosts the Los Angeles party, and Jenny McCarthy is live with all the festivities in Times Square. (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014, Parts 1 & 2”
Ryan Seacrest counts down to midnight live from Times Square, and then the party continues with some of the year’s hottest acts from Los Angeles and New York. (Part 1, 11:30 p.m. – 1:08 a.m., ET) (Part 2, January 1, 1:08 – 2:12 a.m., ET)
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014" is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc, with Ryan Seacrest and Allen Shapiro serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman as co-executive producer. Larry Klein is producer.
On December 10, 2013, Zac Brown Band will release The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 on Zac's own Southern Ground Artists label via iTunes.
The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 features the first studio recording of "Day for the Dead" the song which the band performed with Grohl on this year's CMAs and has since earned praise as a "knockout" (AJC), that "rocked" (Vulture) and that "showcases some instrumental adventurousness that flirts with the ominous" (OC Register). Other songs on the release include "The Muse," a song written by The Wood
Brothers who are also signed to Southern Ground Artists, "All Alright and "Let It Rain."
"Dave is a musical genius," said ZBB frontman Zac Brown. "It's been amazing to play with him on stage and get to spend time working with him in the studio. We are excited for fans to hear the music we've been able to create together."
The new release marks Zac Brown Band's first collection of songs recorded at the Southern Ground Studios in Nashville. In addition to the traditional Zac Brown Band lineup of Zac Brown, John Driskell Hopkins, Jimmy De Martini, Coy Bowles, Chris Fryar, Clay Cook and Daniel de los Reyes, the recordings also feature guest performances by Oteill Burbridge on bass and Grohl on drums.
Take a peek inside at the making of "The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1" below