Garth Brooks Cancels TV Appearances In Wake Of Ferguson Protest
Wow! Country music star Garth Brooks canceled scheduled media appearances this week, according to the Daily Mail, saying:
It would be in poor taste to promote my comeback album during national protests after a grand jury did not indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Brooks, 52, canceled appearances on NBC’s late-night “The Tonight Show” and the morning “Today” show as well as daytime talk show “Live with Kelly and Michael” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” according to the singer’s spokeswoman, Nancy Seltzer.
Brooks also took to Facebook to defend his actions, saying:
To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong seemed distasteful to me.
Brooks, who has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide, released “Man Against Machine” on Nov. 11, his first studio album in 13 years.
If you aren't familiar with Garth Brooks, he is the Jay-Z of country music. I find it amazing that a country artist is saying and doing more for this cause than big names in hip hop who have mainly been quiet.