Brooks Wants To Open Up Mansion
Aug. 17, 2000
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Garth Brooks wants to open his mansion to the public, but that tomorrow may never come.
Robert Langford, a lawyer for the singer, said the plan is off the table for now, after more than 100 residents in this Nashville suburb gathered Wednesday to complain about the traffic the plan would bring.
``I don't know of a single person in there that was for it,'' said Councilwoman Bettye Balthrop. ``Consequently, it's not going anywhere.''
Making the 20-acre Blue Rose Estate public would require a zoning change.
Neither Brooks nor his wife attended the meeting.
Country music stars Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton already have created tourist attractions near their Tennessee homes, and Elvis Presley's Graceland complex draws more than 600,000 visitors a year.