Garth Brooks Reveals Why Halloween Is His Favourite Holiday, Talks Jimmy Carter Calling Him Out

During Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Garth Brooks was in attendance to talk all about his upcoming CMA Awards nomination, his charity work with Habitat for Humanity, and his favourite holiday: Halloween.

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(Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)
(Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)

When the host showed the singer a photo of wife Trisha Yearwood dressed up as him for Halloween, he reveals it’s the favoured holiday in the Brooks household.

“Halloween is great for us. For all celebrities I’m sure, you get to be [like] everybody else. Your kids get to be just like other kids, they run. It’s a beautiful time for us so maybe one of the most celebrated holidays in our family.”

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Also during his appearance, Brooks talks about working with Jimmy Carter at Habitat for Humanity, admitting he was called out by the former president for taking a short break while building houses in Haiti.

“I’m sitting there and he goes, ‘You need something to do, Garth?’ I said ‘No sir’ and jumped right back out there again.”

“You’re not gonna out-work him or Miss Rosa, they just keep going,” he tells Ellen.

Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Ellen also asks the “Friends in Low Places” hitmaker about his upcoming CMA Awards nomination for Entertainer of the Year, which he has already taken home six times — a first for any artist.

“We’ve been lucky enough to take it home a couple times, it’s just so much fun.”

In the midst of his stadium tour, Brooks is also surprising fans at dive bars across the U.S. in support of his recent duet with Blake Shelton. And whether the singer’s performing in front hundreds or thousands of fans, he’s having a blast doing both.

“It’s probably the best time of my life. When the love of your life is your wife and your babies are healthy, I don’t know how it gets better than that.”

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Brooks also performed his classic hit “Callin’ Baton Rouge”.

You can catch Brooks perform his duet “Dive Bar” with Blake Shelton at this year’s CMA Awards on November 13.

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