Garth Brooks stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to promote his newly-released “Anthology” book and he opened up about his decision to lip sync at the CMA Awards, for which he got a lot of flack.
“We did 12 shows in 10 days, and right in the middle of those 12 shows was CMAs. So we went in and did a track for it, just in case the voice was gone,” he explains. “Made a game day decision and played it because we still had seven shows starting the next night in Spokane.”
He adds, “The truth is, I love award shows. I think they’re sweet. But for me, they’re like the tree is to Christmas—they’re the symbol of it, but they’re not what it’s all about,” noting that his concert audience is more important to him. He adds, “That’s who you want to save your voice for. So we made that decision.”