Garth Brooks Officially Pulls Himself Out of the CMA EOTY Category

Early on Wednesday morning (July 29), Garth Brooks invited about 70 reporters into a press conference to share the news that he is pulling himself out of the Country Music Association’s entertainer of the year category for the awards later this year. Brooks won the award in 2019, after having taken that same trophy home six other times: 2017, 2016, 1998, 1997, 1992, and 1991.

It was a tweet that got Brooks thinking about the idea, when a country fan asked, “Why doesn’t this guy step down?”

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