Country music’s biggest solo artist jumps off the promo trail in wake of grand jury decision and protests
Garth Brooks is shelving some high profile appearances, including “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” in light of the Ferguson grand jury decision and its subsequent national protests, TheWrap has learned.
In addition to a visit with Fallon, he’s called off chats with the “Today” show and “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” individuals close to the productions told TheWrap. Both appearances were slated to tape Tuesday.
“We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation,” the singer posted to his Facebook page.
“To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me,” he wrote, encouraging his followers to “love one another.”
“I will gladly reschedule any or all appearances the networks will allow,” Brooks concluded.
The successful country star is currently making the rounds with his ninth studio album “Man Against Machine,” which marks his first new material in 13 years.
A representative for Brooks did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.