The country star explained why he's only playing at dive bars for the rest of the year.
"This is not a political statement, this is a statement of unity," the country singer told reporters. "This is kind of how I get to serve this country."
Our editors scoured top stories to highlight some of the most thought-provoking comments.
Brooks was wearing a Sanders jersey. No, not that Sanders.
The country artist gets real about the industry, her new music and Kacey Musgraves' Grammy wins.
The CMAs also took time to honor the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting and the California wildfires.
"Let the music unite us with love in their enduring memory," the country singer said as a moment of silence honored the 12 killed at Borderline Bar & Grill.
“I was told country music is three chords and the truth.”
“Tonight we’re going to do what families do, come together, pray together, cry together and sing together, too.”
I wonder how many other young queer women have erased their own right to safety and respect out of a deep hatred of their own, deep self.
"I think at the center of it is a true respect and love for each other, and a friendship."
Garth Brooks may have been standing on stage in Yankee Stadium before tens of thousands of fans, but his words had such an intimacy about them. It was as if he was leaning in for a one-on-one chat. "When I come to New York I never feel secure enough that I can be myself," he told the wildly adoring crowd. "But it turns out that's exactly what you want me to be. And I realize, you love me just as I am!"
The country singer is all about being humble and kind.
Will the Smith family be blessed or cursed by their "divine intervention?" God only knows.
Does anyone have Wayne Gretzky's phone number?