Garth Brooks' email on Friday (Oct. 18) was titled "first message from garth." Just like that. All lower case. But when I opened it, the stand out number was seven. Good ol' lucky number seven. It said, and I quote, "The sevens have aligned. It has begun ... Thank you for believing ... love, g."
Nobody knows exactly what Brooks meant by that, but there are a few theories floating around out there. Mine is that all of my favorite Brooks songs ("Wild Horses," "Shameless," "Learning to Live Again," "The Red Strokes," and "The Beaches of Cheyenne") are the seventh tracks from his albums. But he's probably not sending out vague comeback messages based on that.
Now, I'm no numerologist. But I went ahead and picked my favorite seven theories to share with you. If you come up with any more possibilities, please share them with us.
1. Seven is a lucky number, and we'd all be very lucky to have Brooks back in the game.
2. Next year -- 2014 -- would be seven years since Brooks' last album release (The Ultimate Hits in 2007). So it's high time for another.
3. His album Sevens, which was released in 1997 and had the first 777,777 copies marked as first editions, showed the world how much Brooks is wrapped up in this particular number.
4. Brooks was born on Feb. 7. So maybe that's the day when he'll make some kind of official announcement.
5. His youngest daughter Allie will be 18 in 2014. And that's when he promised he'd come out of retirement. And 14 is two sevens added together.
6. Could he be launching a huge tour on 7/7?
7. Brooks' last No. 1 single "More Than a Memory" (co-written by Lee Brice, by the way) was released in 2007. Seven years later, the world is ready for another.