The Thursday open line: Plus Garth Brooks | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Thursday open line: Plus Garth Brooks

Posted By on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 3:25 PM


click to enlarge HELLO LITTLE ROCK: Garth Brooks is in the house. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • HELLO LITTLE ROCK: Garth Brooks is in the house.
Here's an open line and video headlines. Also:

* GARTH BROOKS MEETING THE PRESS: Garth Brooks met the press today in advance of three shows at Verizon Arena. He said it was the first time here in 23 years and so will play to fans unborn his last time in town. He noted his mom was born in Marshall, Ark., and told a story about her records being lost in a courthouse fire. Actually, there was no fire. He learned after her death that the courthouse existed, along with records that showed her mother was older than her husband, a fact she'd tried to keep under wraps.

Brooks is on his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. I believe tickets are all taken.

Publicity-hungry Sen. Jason Rapert horned in on the event to give Brooks a citation and preen for the camera.

Twitter lit up with crack about Rapert showing up for a Brooks event, given that Rapert is a foe of gay marriage and generally homphobic in his public commentary. Brooks has won awards for his inclusiveness and support for gay people, particularly for a song in which he sang: 

 "'Cause we shall be free / When we're free to love anyone we choose" 

Sen. Rapert doesn't hold with that notion. His Bible tells him otherwise.

Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (33)

Showing 1-33 of 33

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-33 of 33

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Where's the outrage?

    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year?
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Where's the outrage?

    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

    Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation