GARTH CHOOSES NEW SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Garth Brooks had the single from his new album all picked out -- it was to be "Beer Run," a duet with George Jones -- but in light of recent events, he has changed his mind.

The new single is called "Wrapped Up In You," and Garth feels it is a more appropriate song for a nation in mourning.

Garth heard President Bush's call for Americans to try and return to a normal lifestyle, "And we're trying to do that," says Garth. "But at the same time we realize that our lives are forever changed. I do not feel that I am all alone in having a heavy heart, and getting back to 'normal life' is going to be a slow process for me. I think 'Beer Run' would have been the perfect first single from this album if it were not for the tragic events of September 11, but if we are to come with music now, 'Wrapped Up In You' is one of the best feeling songs I've ever had the honor of recording. In the world of entertainment you go a lot by your heart, and if I am asked as an American citizen to pick up and continue, then this is the song I will go with."

Garth has also announced a new press conference date, where Capitol records will announce plans for the new album and officially make the single available to country radio stations.

The conference will take place on Tuesday, October 9 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Fans as well as members of the media are invited to participate in a question and answer period with Garth.

This is the first new release from Garth in 4 years.

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