Brooks-Jones ‘Beer Run’ Delayed Indefinitely

Garth Brooks won’t put out “Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?),” his duet with George Jones, as a single — at least not for a while. Brooks canceled a press conference on Monday (Sept. 17) to tout release of the recording. “We’re still trying to decide when it’s appropriate to move ahead, and these decisions take time,” Brooks said in a statement. “It could be tomorrow; it will be whenever it feels right. I know we’ve been told to pick up and go on as normal, but music has always been a response to the times, and I just can’t find it in my heart to feel that ‘Beer Run’ is appropriate for right now. It saddens me, because one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received in music is this duet, and George is singing his ass off.” All this means that “Beer Run” is likely to come out first on Oct. 2, as a track on Jones’ new CD, The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001.