Garth Brooks Pays Visit to Ellen, Talks About Lip-Syncing 

Garth Brooks is addressing the elephant in the room on “Ellen.”

The reigning Entertainer of the Year says he didn’t realize he’d cause such an uproar by lip-syncing his performance of “Ask Me How I Know” at the 2017 CMA Awards.

Brooks says he was in the middle of a 12-show series and made the game-day decision to save his voice.

“What it’s about is those people who put their butts in the seat, travel, fight that traffic, pay that parking. That’s who you want to save your voice for,” Brooks said.

Degeneres took the country superstar’s side, saying it was a good decision to save his voice for paying customers.

Brooks says he’d happily make the same decision again.