Rumors have been swirling about Garth Brooks‘ big comeback in 2014, but now new details are being reported. The superstar will allegedly release his first album since 2001, set out on a major world tour and record a television special within the next year. 

Garth has begun giving hints of what is to come on his website,

Announcing , "It Has Begun"....

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The country music community is on the edge of its seat over some cryptic messages from Garth Brooks.

A thunderstorm-themed splash page on Garth’s new website flashes, And an E-mail has been sent to fans reading, “The sevens have aligned. It has begun… Thank you for believing… Love, G.”

Earlier this month, the music blog Country Music Tattle Tale published reports of a 2014 comeback with a new studio album, world tour and Martin Scorsese project attached. At the time, Garth’s publicist dismissed the rumors, claiming, “[They’re] the same rumors that have been floating out there for months now.”

Garth has considered a full return to the spotlight but only after his youngest daughter Allie Colleen graduates from high school. For anyone keeping a timeline, she’s expected to graduate next year.

Next month, Garth has two more shows at the Wynn in Las Vegas and an appearance at the sold-out George Jones tribute concert on November 22nd in Nashville.

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Last year Garth lost a close friend and was asked to speak at the funeral. Here's a look into how sweet of a guy Garth is.


Emmett Newton Gilliam was born on July 7, 1948, in Greenville, Mississippi, to Everett Berkley and Bessie Floree (Carnes) Gilliam, Sr. He left us unexpectedly to join his Father in Heaven on October 16, 2012, at the age of 64 years, and will be missed deeply. As a young child, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Emmett graduated with the Nathan Hale Class of 1966 in Tulsa, and also attended the Oklahoma Military Academy. He then moved to and worked in Nashville, Tennessee, for many years. His line of work in the music industry brought him back to Oklahoma. He worked in the music industry most of his adult life, which gave him the opportunity for travel and adventure. His career began with Asleep at the Wheel in the 70’s. He worked with Waylon Jennings, Mel McDaniel, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, and many other artists. In 1992, he went to work for Garth Brooks and served him faithfully in many capacities. He was the most devoted son a mother could ask for, and he took care of and loved all his family members. Emmett was a perfect husband in every way and never hesitated sacrificing for others. He earned the love, respect, and trust of all who knew him. Loving family members surviving include: his wife: Shirley Anne....
.....Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Kingfisher Cemetery, Kingfisher, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Emmett to The Rogers County Youth Services, ATTN: Deb Harris, 2680 North Highway 88, Claremore, OK 74017. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. This obituary was published in the Tulsa World on 10/20/2012.



Here's a clip from Garth speaking at the funeral.