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Garth Brooks Says of Career, Marriage: 'I'm the Luckiest, Most Blessed Guy on the Planet'

Garth Brooks Says of Career, Marriage: 'I'm the Luckiest, Most Blessed Guy on the Planet'

Singer Garth Brooks performs a duet with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 18, 2008. |

Garth Brooks is taking stock of his still-soaring career, nine-year marriage to Tricia Yearwood, and a brand new world tour this week.

The 52-year-old country music superstar kicked off his 2014 World Tour on Sept. 4 after spending 13 years off the stage. In addition to the comeback tour, which Yearwood is a part of, Brooks expressed immense gratitude for his longtime love.

"You're looking at the luckiest, most blessed guy on the planet," the singer told reporters at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, according to "I'm madly in love with [Tricia] and I can't stand to spend a day without her."

Furthermore, Brooks referred to his two daughters and granddaughter as "the greatest gifts I ever received." However, the girls are not on tour with him this year.

"The girls are busy," he said. "They've got lives of their own."

Brooks will be in Chicago at the Allstate Arena through the 14th, and the tour will also see stops in Atlanta and Jacksonville before Oct. 12.

Meanwhile, this week was not the first time Brooke lavished praise on his famous wife. Last year, the singer described Yearwood as the "real deal" while on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show."

"I've got to tell you, if you like her and don't know her, you'll love her," he explained. "If you love her and don't know her, you'll worship her. She's the real deal."

Brooks went on to describe his marriage to DeGeneres, thanking God for his happiness.

"I never knew it could be like this," said the singer. "I never knew that every day you could wake up and feel like this. I have God and I have Ms. Yearwood to thank for this."

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