Garth Brooks Defends The Arts

Published On March 20, 2017 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Garth Brooks definitely takes issue with President Trump’s plan to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The superstar says he’s not trying to be divisive, but he plans to address the issue in Washington.

“You know, we’ve already made one trip up there for the arts. It’s worth fighting for, and, man, here’s the thing — I don’t know where all of a sudden we’ve gotten to where there’s 10 subjects and we don’t agree on one of the 10. Now we can’t be . . . We can all get along, but the thing is you can’t let those arts go. You just can’t. It’s what defines your generation and what defines your country, so, yeah, you can bet that we’ll be sitting in somebody’s ear, start talking and start working up there and trying to figure out who to go talk to and represent the arts cause whatever the result is, it’s your job to try.”

Garth was in Austin, TX over the weekend for the South By Southwest event where he was a keynote speaker and performed a surprise free outdoor concert on Saturday, March 18th.

AUSTIN I loved EVERYTHING about tonight and could have gone ALL night long!!! love, love, love, g

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He also announced that his new single is called “Ask Me How I Know.” It will be the second single from his Gunslinger album.

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