Garth Brooks 14 year absence from the music scene was one of the longest in recent memory. While the music industry gives a lot of reason to make people run, surely not one as uber successful as the legend that is Garth?
But being away from family is a pretty solid reason. Garth told PEOPLE:
“People said, ‘How could you walk away from music?’ But being a dad – there’s nothing that can touch that.”
It just hit him that he didn’t REALLY know his kids.
“I’d just stare at them,” he went on, “I knew their sweet faces and their dispositions. But I didn’t know who they were.”
That’s DEEP. But luckily for Garth AND his family, he made the decision to be there for them first and I’d say it all worked out the way it was supposed to.