Garth Brooks on His Truly “Lost” Sessions

Six Months of Songs We Might Never Hear

I hope Garth Brooks has more than a memory.

Especially for all the new songs he’s been making. Because those songs have been lost somewhere in the virtual world we live in.

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“We’re working on new music,” Brooks told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel when he was in Wisconsin for three shows last weekend. “My problem is — and here’s where the old guy gets into technology, which is bad — all the new stuff that I’ve been working on for six months was on a phone that I just fried.”

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But he had a back up, right?

No such luck. “I can’t get the phone to come back up,” Brooks said, “and I know I should’ve backed it up. I know. But that’s like losing your briefcase back in the 90s.” (Yeah, if you had briefcases full of potentially massive hit country songs.)

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Brooks promised that he is “still working on that phone,” but let’s just cross our fingers that his songwriters, producers, managers and/or label bosses have copies of the songs somewhere.