Keep your ears peeled, Chris Gaines fans! Garth Brooks is itching to bring back his Rock & Roll alter-ego.
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As long-time followers of the Country icon will remember, Brooks revealed his rockstar side back in 1999 on Garth Brooks… In the Life of Chris Gaines, a companion album to an unreleased television movie called The Lamb featuring Garth in the lead role.
Speaking at Billboard Country Live: In Conversation in Nashville this week, Brooks revealed his alter-ego pal Chris has plenty more to offer from that awkward period of his career, explaining how the first record was, in essence, a ‘Best of’ compiled from five of Gaines' fictional albums.
"The five albums have to come out," he contends. "The Gaines project," a story that was built based around the character's troubled life of addiction and infidelity, "was a lot of time put in, because it's not natural, right? You're acting on a record," he explained.
"I don't know when we're going to get to it, but it’s on the list that we're going to get done,” Garth promised or threatened... You choose. "Five albums."
"I don’t know if it’s just because I’m 114, but now everything takes three hours more than it took time to do before. Business-wise I’ll say I’ve never been this busy before in my life, and I’m not as in the eye of the public as I was," he added. "But I want to do it just simply for the people who love the Gaines project. Selfishly, I love the Chris Gaines record. I want to do it for me"
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