Garth Brooks Set to Make ‘Today’ Show Appearance After Canceling Over Ferguson

The country music veteran backed out of a morning segment and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last month in the wake of the Michael Brown decision

Garth Brooks will headline the “Today” show next week after canceling a previous appearance in the wake of national protests over Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.

Viewers can watch the multi-platinum musician during all four hours of NBC’s morning program on Jan. 8. Brooks is currently promoting his ninth studio album, “Man Against Machine,” which was released in November.

The “Today” cancellation came after a grand jury failed to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown, who was unarmed. Protests ignited across the nation as supporters chanted “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”

Brooks explained his stance on the national divide via Facebook.

“We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation,” Brooks wrote on Nov. 25. “To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me.”

After canceling with “Today,” Brooks also shelved appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and ABC’s “Live! With Kelly and Michael.” Both were slated to tape that Tuesday.

“I will gladly reschedule any or all appearances the networks will allow,” Brooks concluded in the Facebook post.

The “Today” show airs from 7 to 11 a.m.