Garth Brooks Talks Comeback on ET: 'It's Like Starting Over Again'

by Sophie Schillaci 3:09 PM PST, November 11, 2014
Playing Garth Brooks Talks Comeback on ET: 'It's Like Starting Over Again'

After months of hype, Garth Brooks is officially back with new music!

The country king finally released his first album since 2001, Man Against Machine, on Tuesday and to celebrate, Garth stopped by the ET studio for a chat with Nancy O'Dell and to perform his new song "Mom" live on our set (watch below).

"I feel like the first time we released the first album," Garth said. "It's like starting over again, so naturally [I feel] scared, wanting people to like it but at the same time, an album hopefully reveals who you are inside so it's a very vulnerable time."

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The 52-year-old says he's not worried about the numbers, but hopes to be "doing stuff that changes peoples' lives."

Garth has been busy solidifying his comeback with a slew of headline-worthy performances, including a recent show in Minneapolis. Video of Garth serenading Teresa Shaw, a fan with cancer, went viral online after he gave her his guitar and held up her homemade sign for the audience to see. It read: "Chemo this morning. Garth tonight. Enjoy the dance." In true Garth fashion, the tear-jerking clip ends with him telling Shaw to “kick cancer's ass."

Little did Garth know, ET had a surprise in store during his visit to our studio. Longtime fan Shaw traveled from Iowa to reunite with the superstar, joining him during his interview. To see the surprise play out, click here and be sure to tune in to Tuesday’s edition of ET.

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Tomorrow on the show, Nancy is with Garth as he heads up to Silicon Valley to launch his social media platforms straight from the Twitter and Facebook headquarters.

"What I like about social media is it takes everything between you and the people that allow you to be an artist, [it] just takes it away," said Garth, who had previously resisted getting on-board with social media. "What other thing in my life is like that? The concerts. There's nothing in between you and these people at a concert, and so social media can make every day of my life like that. Count me in."

Tune in to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday and Wednesday to see Garth's interview and watch his full performance of "Mom" in the player below.