Garth Brooks

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It’s official: Garth Brooks is going back on tour in 2014.

After cryptic messages via email and on his website, not to mention releasing a new box set and performing last month during a live television special, Brooks put rumors to rest and announced today (Dec. 9) that a 2014 world tour is on the way. He confirmed the news to Robin Roberts this morning on Good Morning America.

“We’re going on a world tour in 2014,” Brooks said during the program, “it begins.” Roberts jumped with excitement, and the two of leaned in for a big bear hug.

“I can’t believe I just did that,” Brooks told Roberts regarding the announcement, “but you are a doll.”

That was “totally unscripted,” Roberts replied.

Brooks settles back in his chair and explained a bit more, saying, “We’re going to talk with radio the end of this week. We want to tell them and celebrate them because it sure feels good to throw your hat back in the ring.”

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Roberts wanted to know, why is he doing it now?

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