“We did twelve shows in ten days and right in the middle of those twelve shows was the CMAs,” Garth said when asked why he chose to lip sync live. “So we went in a made a track for it just in case the voice was gone, made a game time decision and played it because we still had seven shows starting the next night in Spokane.
“And the truth is I love award shows, I think they’re sweet. But for me they’re like the tree is to Christmas- they’re the symbol of it but not what it’s all about. What it’s about are those people who put their butts in the seats, travel, fight that traffic, pay that parking and go in. That’s who you want to save your voice for. So we made that decision, and I have to tell you, if it happened tomorrow I would make the same decision.”
Then Ellen tried to scare Garth and failed miserably in the best/worst scare she’s ever done.