Garth Brooks On Jimmy Carter: ‘He’s Carried This Torch’
After the news this past weekend broke that former President Jimmy Carter, 98, is now in hospice care and may not have long to live, Garth Brooks talked about his friend on Inside Studio G last night (2/20).
Garthhas worked side-by-side with the Carters at multiple Carter Work Projects with Habitat for Humanity. He said, “This guy has probably done more with his post-president life – arguably – than any other president. He’s carried this torch. And what he’s carried the torch for is empathy, understanding, and realizing that thoughts on the other side are different from the thoughts here, but both of them are toward love. And sometimes it’s just talking through it,”
He added that the former President has been carrying the torch for peace for some time, saying, “Are you going to pick it up? Are you going to be the one that picks it up? Spread love. Empathy. Spread forgiveness. Spread communication. This is what this guy is all about.”
Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood were front and center for a week-long Carter Work Project with the President and First Lady, most recently in 2019 in Nashville, and they’re already set to lead one this fall on the Carters’ behalf (in Charlotte, North Carolina).
The Carter Family posted a statement on President Carter’s health on Instagram over the weekend. They wrote, “After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention. He has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers.”