Garth Brooks spoke with Billboard’s Taylor Weatherby backstage on the 2018 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 14), opening up concerning the model new tune he debuted through the night’s present and why he determined to carry out it for the primary time on stage.

Speaking “Stronger Than Me,” Brooks’ love tune to his spouse Trisha Yearwood, the singer tells Billboard that nobody had heard the observe previous to the awards present, aside from the 5 guys who reduce it, the engineer and himself.

“When I heard it for the primary time, I went, ‘Gosh, that is what I’d say to Trish if I used to be proficient sufficient to put in writing the tune,’” Brooks says. “So I used to be actually joyful that I received to select this second for her to listen to it, and now hopefully I’ll get to speak to her. I haven’t talked to her but, so hopefully I’ll get to speak to her and see what she thinks.”

The nation star additionally reveals that he couldn’t have a look at his spouse through the efficiency, so he has no thought what her response was. “When you have a look at the girl…your breath type leaves you anyway,” he gushes. “It doesn’t matter how she’s dressed or what time day. But to really sing a tune to her and have a look at her, that was a little bit greater than I may do.”

He provides that the entire time he was singing, he was truly Jason Aldean, who Yearwood was sitting subsequent to, as a result of he hoped individuals would assume he was her. “I didn’t cry – that was the principle factor,” Brooks provides.

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