Garth Brooks cancels TV shows, supports writers's strike
Thursday, November 15, 2007
– Garth Brooks canceled his appearances on The View and Ellen in support of the writers strike underway in Hollywood.
Brooks was going to appear on the shows to support the release of his greatest hits plus disc, "The Ultimate Hits."
His publicist said, "This is the first time in many years that he has not done television in support of his music. His first appearance on television was to have been The Tonight Show, however the strike happened that day. We believe he is the first artist with product in the marketplace to not have the support of these appearances. Garth is proud of the position he has taken since he hopes to be a writer in the not too distant future."
The statement did not specify what was meant by Brooks hoping to be a writer.
Brooks did a nine-run set of concerts in Kansas City to support the CD release, his first shows in nine years.
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