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Garth Brooks Says Michael Ketterer Won't Play Notre Dame Show

September 25, 2018

Garth Brooks revealed on Monday that 'America's Got Talent' contestant Michael Ketterer, who was recently arrested and accused of domestic violence, will not be performing with him at is upcoming Notre Dame concert, after all.

Garth took the unusual step of writing a new song for Michael Ketterer to sing during his run on the show at the request of Simon Cowell, who was rooting for the singer. After Ketterer debuted the song, "Courage of Love," on the season finale on Wednesday (Sept. 19), Garth invited him to perform during the superstar's much-touted Notre Dame show, which is set for Oct. 20. Just a day later, on Thursday (Sept. 20), Ketterer was arrested in Hollywood and charged with domestic violence after police responded to a call about a fight with his wife and noticed she had a visible red mark. His bail was set at $50,000.

Garth addressed the incident on Monday night during his weekly Facebook Live show, Inside Studio G, telling fans that after speaking with Ketterer over the weekend, "we decided that it's better that he not appear at Notre Dame and perform there."

"That family, they will figure it out, and they will find it within themselves, with the good Lord above, they'll figure it out," he added.