Singer Garth Brooks steps down from 'Entertainer of the Year'

Garth Brooks is no longer in the run for 'Entertainer of the Year'. The artist has won the award seven times and now he has decided to let someone else take the award. Check it out!

  • The American singer and songwriter is known for integrating rock and pop into country music.
  • Brooks is the best-selling solo album artist as of 2020, more than Elvis Presley and second to The Beatles in total album sales.
  • His net worth is of $330 million!

The award-winning artist withdrew from the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards‘ Entertainer of the Year prize. "It's time for somebody else to hold that award," he said on July 29th. Brooks decided to step down after reading a tweet he couldn't stop thinking about. The tweet said: 'Hey, man. This guy, why doesn't he just step down (and leave) the entertainer for the next generation?' to what Brooks responded "%100 agree!". 

The singer received a lot of backlash on social media for winning so many times. Fellow country singer Blake Shelton stood up for him on Twitter, backing up what the singer’s collaborator on his song “Longneck Bottle,” Steve Wariner, posted. Brooks wife also country singer, Trisha Yearwood, and celebrity chef, thanked them both.

Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood

Brooks said about his withdrawal: "The last thing I want to do is seem ungrateful," but "it's time for somebody else to hold that award ... 'cause they're all out there busting their butts."

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