Brooks buzz: Rumors of a potential Garth Brooks trek continue to circulate among Nashville touring professionals. While the initial talk was that Brooks, who hasn't toured since "retiring" from the road in 2001 (though he has played scattered shows and a residency in Las Vegas), would tour next year, Billboard now hears he'll hit the road with wife Trisha Yearwood in 2015, with the apparent plan being multiples in arenas. Brooks' manager Bob Doyle didn't respond to a request for comment.

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