Why Garth Brooks Won’t Be Performing on the CMA’s now

Garth Brooks played Notre Dame over the weekend

but he won’t be playing the CMA Awards

According to Taste of Country, during a press conference he revealed he will attend but the CMA’s didn’t want him to perform the song he hoped to debut. He said “I won’t play it for anybody else because it’s a song, you’re not going to believe it’s written by guys, it’s a song about the strength of a woman. And for me, that’s Trisha,” he says.

“So, what I offered to the CMAs was, ‘Let me sing this to her that night. She hasn’t heard it and she won’t hear it until that moment, nobody will,’ he continues. “They’ve been very sweet. They kinda came back and said, ‘Hey look, something new that’s a ballad probably doesn’t work for us.’ So, cool. I’ll find some other way for her to hear it. So, right now, we’re just coming to attend.”

He will still attend and says it’ll be a nice relaxing evening now and the couple will hit up Taco Bell after the show