Retired country superstar Garth Brooks plans to return to the limelight -
after his oldest daughter turns 18 in a decade.
The singer thrilled legend Buck Owens by calling into his 75th birthday
party in Bakersfield, California, last week (10AUG04) and told his hero that
he's missing performing live.
Brooks told Owens he'd be "the biggest liar on the planet" if he said he
didn't miss the music business, but he loved spending time with his three
But he added that after his youngest daughter turns 18, he's planning a
He told Owens, "If I'm not 750 pounds by then, we might fire it back
But that wasn't the only thrill for Owens - Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam
and THE MAVERICKS' RAUL MALO were among those who performed for the singer at
his Crystal Palace Steakhouse.
Fellow legend George Jones was another star who phoned in his best wishes
and Toby Keith and California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER sent telegrams.
Owens suffered a stroke in February (04) and is currently recovering so he
can complete his latest album. He finished off his birthday bash by joining
Malo and Paisley onstage for a rousing rendition of his classic STREETS OF