Garth Brooks doesn’t talk much about his bizarre alter-ego Chris Gaines much anymore.
That sucks, because it’s one of the strangest/funniest things a global superstar has ever done if you ask me. To this day, there’s a small cult following for Gaines, and there was even a “Chris Gaines Fest” in Nashville just recently.
However, during a recent sit-down with Yahoo Entertainment, Garth opened up about the character saying:
“A lot of people misunderstood it, and my ribs are still sore from getting the shit kicked out of me for it.”
There was supposed to be a movie to accompany the character and album, but that never happened. So when Garth was asked if he’d ever revisit being the soul patch singer, or creating a movie, he added:
“… But no, I would never even really get close to it again, because it really was a really tough time for me, because of the fact that I saw for the first time that people can be focused on something way past the music. And that’s never a good thing, when music takes a backseat.”
Welp, there’s that. Take a trip down memory lane with this greatness…