Garth Brooks song inspires movie
September 13th, 2010
03:33 PM ET

Garth Brooks song inspires movie

Sounds like someone heard Garth Brooks's "Unanswered Prayers" – the hit country song is being turned into a Lifetime TV movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 1990 Billboard chart-topper tells the story of a happily married man who has a run-in with his high school sweetheart at a football game in their hometown. Though he reminisces about the days he prayed she'd be his forever, he realizes that his true destiny was to be with his wife.

Lifetime's film, which premieres in November, will star Eric Close ("Without a Trace") as the torn man with Samantha Mathis ("Grey's Anatomy") as his wife and Madchen Amick ("Damages") as his former crush.

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October 15th, 2009
01:18 PM ET

Garth's big news: well, that was quick

Well, the cat's out of the bag - and his name is Garth Brooks.  In the world's worst-kept secret, the country music superstar announced this morning he's officially coming out of retirement.  The 47-year-old entertainer - who famously slipped away from recording and touring nine years ago - made the proclamation at the Opry House in Nashville before whisking 40 members of the media to the airport.  They'd been told earlier to pack a small carry-on and meet at a surprise location.  Right now, those journalists are on board a private jet winging their way to Sin City.

I just arrived in Las Vegas to meet up with them for Phase 2 of Operation Comeback: a press conference at the Wynn Encore Hotel.  Kind of bummed they jumped the gun with the announcement - thought they were going to wait for everyone to convene in Vegas before divulging the big news.  Oh well.

Knowing Garth's penchant for drama, maybe there's another surprise up his sleeve.  CNN.com/Live will be carrying the presser as it goes down at 4pm EDT/1pm PDT.

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