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Garth Brooks Explains His 'Showtime Decision' to Lip-Synch at the CMAs

09 November 2017

Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know" at the 51st annual CMA Awards on November 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. His voice, he said on Wednesday, was worn down from 12 shows in 10 days. "Not 10 shows in 12 days, 12 shows in 10 days", he told reporters. Maybe the jitters are why he made a decision to go with the lip syncing. Reba McEntire presented him with this year's honour, with Garth acknowledging her and the rest of his country music "family" during his acceptance speech.

It's hard to imagine Garth Brooks being nervous about the CMA Awards.

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Brooks told People he shares his award with Yearwood and his crew.

Brooks had previously taken to the stage to thank his army of fans, with him insisting that they were all one big happy family. "The track, even if we're lip-syncing, is as live as it gets". Some years, that family gets a little more challenge than others and they'll rise for it. "They work their asses off", he says.

As clearly do both he and Yearwood! Sleep", Brooks quipped. "We're going to three years - it was supposed to be a year and a half - three years, three months, 400 shows. We call it being wired and exhausted.

Brooks was in good company, having been nominated alongside Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban for the 2017 title. Watch the CMA Awards Wednesday night on ABC to find out.

Garth Brooks Explains His 'Showtime Decision' to Lip-Synch at the CMAs