During the tree lighting ceremony in D.C., Garth Brooks was stopped by TMZ asking if he'd play the inauguration. He basically said he would if he were asked.
Well, then, why isn't he playing?
He explained in his latest Studio G chat on Facebook that he was asked, but it was up in the air if he'd end up having to play Cincinnati that weekend. As it turns out, this weekend, he will be playing in Cincinnati; therefore, he can't be in D.C. for the festivities.