Garth Brooks Needs a Cell Phone Techie to Save His Next Album

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Garth Brooks performs onstage at the ASCAP Centennial Awards at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on November 17, 2014 in New York City.  

If country fans want to hear the follow-up to Garth Brooks' 2014 comeback Man Against Machine, they'll need to find an IT guy.

In a recent interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (h/t Rolling Stone), Brooks revealed one of those darn blasted cell phones is responsible for holding up his next album.

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"Here's where the old guy gets into technology, which is bad," Brooks said. "All the new stuff that I've been working on for six months was on a phone that I just fried and I can't get the phone to come back up.

"I know I should have backed it up," he admitted. "I'm still working on that phone."

Man Against Machine, indeed.

If any Brooks superfans out there know how to extract data from a "fried" cell phone (warning: he might mean that literally), you should send him your resume via snail mail to ensure he gets it and doesn't delete it.