Shelton chimed in with his opinion on Twitter after fellow artist Steve Wariner reacted to Brooks’ announcement on Twitter, writing, “If you’ve ever seen @garthbrooks live, you know why he consistently wins Entertainer of the Year. There is no one as big as Garth, but more importantly, there is no one as kind.”
Shelton concurred, Tweeting, “Agreed Steve…. He is Garth Brooks. GARTH BROOKS!!! I don’t give a s–t what anyone says. ANYONE. Entertainer of the century.”
Agreed Steve…. He is Garth Brooks. GARTH BROOKS!!! I don’t give a shit what anyone says. ANYONE. Entertainer of the century. https://t.co/42nuB4sVVW
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 29, 2020
Their exchange caught the attention of Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, who thanked them both for “always having my cowboy’s back!”
Brooks hosted a press conference on Wednesday morning to reveal that he is officially bowing out after seven wins in the CMA Entertainer of the Year category, telling members of the press “it’s time for somebody else to hold that award.”
He went on to share that the backlash he received following his big CMA win prompted his decision.
“You pretty much saw what happened after the CMAs, all the way through the new year. It got a little — it wasn’t fun, let’s put it that way,” Brooks acknowledged. “But there was one tweet that really stuck in my head,” he added, revealing that the Tweet suggested that he step aside and let someone else win.
He revealed that he “100-percent agreed” with the thought and shared that he does not want to “seem ungrateful.”
Blake Shelton and Garth Brooks are longtime friends and recently collaborated on the song “Dive Bar.”