He may have “Friends in Low Places,” but Garth Brooks has fans all around the world. Ever since announcing his retirement back in 2000, country music lovers have anxiously anticipated the legendary singer’s return to the stage. And on Tuesday, December 10, fans got exactly what they wanted.

Garth, who has had a one-man show in Las Vegas since 2009, announced his return to the business as well as an upcoming world tour on Good Morning America with host Robin Roberts. He had a guitar in-hand and was promoting his new album, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.

“You know what, since it’s you and since we’ve had a history forever, let’s announce it. We’re going on tour in 2014,” Garth announced, surprising Robin. “I can’t believe I just did that, but you are a doll.”

Garth credited his wife, fellow country singer Trisha Yearwood, and grown-up kids as the reasoning behind his decision to hit the road once more. The new grandfather decided to step away from touring in 2000 so he could spend more time with his family.

"Our baby is a senior in high school. We talked about it, all my babies are fine with it. Miss Yearwood is fine with it. So now I get to do what I love to do, which is play music," Brooks said. “It sure feels good to get to throw your hat back in the ring.”

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Source: ABC News

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