Garth Brooks Talks College Javelin Throwing Days & Lady Gaga's 'Authentic as Hell' Role in 'A Star Is Born' on 'Late Show': Watch

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Garth Brooks stopped by The Late Show on Thursday night time (Nov. 29) to speak about his javelin-throwing faculty days, failed promoting diploma and his superfan inventive crush on Lady Gaga.    

Brooks shared that as a child music wasn't really is old flame, he wished to develop as much as play sports activities professionally. “The solely factor that stopped me was my skilled athlete capacity,” he joked. At his peek, Garth was a javelin thrower at Oklahoma State University -- and host Stephen Colbert gladly shared a throwback motion photograph to show it.   

While attending faculty, Brooks mentioned he acquired into promoting and walked his commencement, however later discovered he was only one hour wanting his diploma -- so he went right down to a saloon, the place a lady let him carry out along with his guitar. That, after all, modified his life.   

“She left me play one night time there, after which one night time became two nights -- three nights -- and fairly quickly I used to be taking part in like Monday via Friday throughout city -- and all the sudden, I used to be going, ‘hey, perhaps that is what you’re speculated to be doing,’ Brooks recalled.  

“The great point was, you weren’t working,” he continued. “I mentioned, ‘Wait a minute — I can feed myself and feed anyone I like doing one thing that isn’t a job?’ Count me in on this one.”

After concerning his ten-year break from music to boost his daughters, Brooks praised the realness of A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper's directing expertise and the movie's depiction of life as a musician. “Whoever had their arms on the wheel — and I’m considering, it’s Miss Gaga, really — it was genuine as hell," he mentioned, raving about Lady Gaga's efficiency within the movie.

Garth additionally made certain to plus his upcoming live performance particular, Garth: Live at Notre Dame, which can air on CBS on Sunday (Dec. 2) at eight:00 p.m. ET

Watch Brooks' full Late Show dialogue with Stephen Colbert under.