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Brooks focused on live show, box set

November 28, 2013
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES - Garth Brooks isn't ready to talk specifics about his looming comeback, but there should be more than enough music this week to sate the country superstar's fans for a while. Brooks is set to release a new eight-disc box set Thursday, then will broadcast his Las Vegas show live on CBS on Friday night. Both are an examination of the Oklahoma singer's musical roots with covers of songs that have influenced him.

Brooks was in Los Angeles on Tuesday to talk about both projects, and admitted he was worried about giving fans a little too much Garth. The 51-year-old said he and wife Trisha Yearwood and his children will push Thanksgiving to Saturday "which means I might have an ice cube (on Thursday)," he said, chuckling. "Dude, when you're 260 (pounds) you're always watching your weight and, for some reason, you think you're going to make a difference the day before by not eating."

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