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Undecided Garth to Reveal Plans Soon
Still keeping his cards close to his vest, Garth Brooks promises to soon announce plans regarding the future of his career. Fielding questions from reporters Saturday during a press conference at the 75th birthday celebration of the Grand Ole Opry, the country superstar says he plans to reveal his professional plans in the next two to six weeks. "I should have had this press conference in a couple of weeks," he remarked. "I don't mean to be so secretive, I'm very close and I am closing in on an answer." He says he is still wrestling with whether or not he will continue to actively make music or focus more closely on raising his three daughters. Brooks recently announced that he and his wife of 14 years, Sandy, are planning to divorce. While Brooks remains sketchy about his possible retirement, he admits the canceled merger between EMI (parent company of Brooks' record label, Capitol) and Time Warner is playing into his decisions. There will be a celebration of Brooks' sales of 100 million units on Oct. 26. "For me, music isn't something you just do on the weekends, it just isn't," he said, asked if he would still make Opry appearances if he retired. "If you're going to do music, you pull out the sword and you fight to the death for it. It's not something I can casually do."
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