Garth Brooks withdrew himself from consideration for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards of the Year Associate after winning it seven times.
“It’s time for someone else to hold that award,” he said at a press conference Wednesday, according to The Tennessean.
Brooks, 58, last won the award in 2019 when he defeated our country’s band members Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton. He admitted he made the decision because of a tweet he couldn’t stop thinking about.
HOW TO MAKE A NEW SONG ABOUT THE UNIT FROM THE TITLE “WE MEAN TO EACH OTHER”
“There’s one tweet out there that really sticks in my head,” Brooks said. “He said, ̵6;Hey, man. This guy, why not slow down (and leave) for entertainment for the next generation?’ 100% agree. “
“The last thing I want to do is look ungrateful,” he added, but “it’s time for someone else to keep that grant …” because they’re all out there beating their butts. “
Brooks said, “With all the love in the world, we’re starting ourselves out of the ‘Amateur of the Year’.”
EQUIPMENT WORKS FOR CONCERT START-UPS IN FORCE IN ANYTHING AGAINST AMERICA FROM THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
The 54th CMA Annual Awards are still on track to be held in November in Nashville and voting began last month.
Brooks recently released a new song, “We Belong to Each Other,” which is off his long-awaited upcoming album, “Fun.”
The hitmaker said the album was made but he doesn’t seem appropriate to get rid of it during a pandemic.
EQUIPMENT WORKS EQUIPMENT WITH THE NEWS ABOUT ITS FUTURE IN MUSIC
“I don’t want to be the type to try to do something at the heart where everyone is hurting,” Brooks explained. “The album is ready to go up. It’s just, how do you come out and promote and be happy and joyful while everyone is out there fighting for their lives not only physically, but fighting for their lives financially?”