Here's some of the important things Garth said in the chat... I'm sure a full transcript will appear later but for those who couldn't make it, enjoy this until then.

HOST: There's been a little
AOL LIVE: talk about it but how do you
AOL LIVE: feel about the book "Ripples"?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: I'm not sure I
AOL LIVE: understand the book.
AOL LIVE: Probably somebody would have to
AOL LIVE: explain it to me.
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HOST: "I've will not -- been
AOL LIVE: looking for Chris Gaines.
AOL LIVE: Have you talked to him lately?"
AOL LIVE: GARTH: I'm not sure what that
AOL LIVE: means.
AOL LIVE: HOST: I think it's a clever way
AOL LIVE: of asking about the character
AOL LIVE: Chris Gaines.
AOL LIVE: GARTH: I've been talking to
AOL LIVE: paramount because the original
AOL LIVE: idea they've -- they're still
AOL LIVE: in love with.
AOL LIVE: And when you say Chris Gaines,
AOL LIVE: everyone knows who the
AOL LIVE: character is and the original
AOL LIVE: idea it all started from is
AOL LIVE: still a beautiful idea and
AOL LIVE: would make a great movie if
AOL LIVE: it's captured.
AOL LIVE: The only thing I would have
AOL LIVE: done different with the Gaines
AOL LIVE: project is one, it would have
AOL LIVE: been all black cover, all black
AOL LIVE: everything and just let the
AOL LIVE: music sit there.
AOL LIVE: The second thing probably was
AOL LIVE: being that far out from the
AOL LIVE: movie, nobody ever tried that
AOL LIVE: before and I started to figure
AOL LIVE: out why.
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What's the wildest rumor you
AOL LIVE: ever heard about yourself?
AOL LIVE: And this is a family channel.
AOL LIVE: GARTH: I don't think it's that
AOL LIVE: wild.
AOL LIVE: The guys at the Grand Ole Opry
AOL LIVE: when I was inducted pulled me
AOL LIVE: into the office and said we
AOL LIVE: would have inducted you sooner
AOL LIVE: but we thought you had a
AOL LIVE: substance abuse problem because
AOL LIVE: we saw you live on stage.
AOL LIVE: Then they started getting used
AOL LIVE: to what the stage does to me.
AOL LIVE: HOST: They weren't kidding?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: No.
AOL LIVE: They weren't kidding at all.
AOL LIVE: Sweet people and it took a lot
AOL LIVE: to say that.
AOL LIVE: HOST: It's like an encounter
AOL LIVE: group.
AOL LIVE: GARTH: What's that?
AOL LIVE: HOST: That your friends
AOL LIVE: confront you and tell you you
AOL LIVE: have a problem.
AOL LIVE: You're just wild on stage.
AOL LIVE: I don't you nonet -- don't plan
AOL LIVE: on touring anymore but what
AOL LIVE: about all the people who have
AOL LIVE: never been able to see you live
AOL LIVE: in concert?
AOL LIVE: Any hope for us?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: Oh, god, I would love to
AOL LIVE: somehow be two people but the
AOL LIVE: truth is that just can't be a
AOL LIVE: part of my life now anymore and
AOL LIVE: by the time it could be again,
AOL LIVE: I'll probably be, I don't know,
AOL LIVE: 700 pounds by then.
AOL LIVE: But I tell you what, we -- when
AOL LIVE: it was our turn, we saw as many
AOL LIVE: people as we possibly humanly
AOL LIVE: could and I really feel that
AOL LIVE: between the band and ourselves
AOL LIVE: and all the people on the crew
AOL LIVE: I know they gave every last
AOL LIVE: ounce they had to the people
AOL LIVE: and the people gave it right
AOL LIVE: back.
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HOST: Oh, great.
AOL LIVE: I've got so many questions that
AOL LIVE: ask -- ask you about touring.
AOL LIVE: But here's one that says what
AOL LIVE: inspired you to write another
AOL LIVE: album after so long?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: That was talk between
AOL LIVE: the record producers, the label
AOL LIVE: and myself and just talking
MrLiveGuy: We are chatting with Garth Brooks!
AOL LIVE: about it, it seemed like if we
AOL LIVE: walked away, we were unfinished
AOL LIVE: and one more album, everybody
AOL LIVE: around the table said OK, this
AOL LIVE: makes sense, we button it up
AOL LIVE: with class and quality and
AOL LIVE: hopefully say good-bye with
AOL LIVE: something.
AOL LIVE: I was out of shape and rusty
AOL LIVE: and I thought the time had
AOL LIVE: passed me by, but then again,
AOL LIVE: in the spring the clouds
AOL LIVE: started to part and just
AOL LIVE: keeping your nose down and
AOL LIVE: following your heart and
AOL LIVE: driving that passion, all of a
AOL LIVE: sudden you realize that you do
AOL LIVE: have some music in you and you
AOL LIVE: started to write and feel good
AOL LIVE: about what you were writing.
AOL LIVE: HOST: That leads to the
AOL LIVE: question, what are you going to
AOL LIVE: do now?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: Whatever I do now falls
AOL LIVE: between the parameters of what
AOL LIVE: being a full-time dad gives me.
AOL LIVE: So the thing that seems to be
AOL LIVE: working with my schedule is
AOL LIVE: writing.
AOL LIVE: Not writing music as much per
AOL LIVE: se as writing screenplays and
AOL LIVE: stories for scripts -- scripts.
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HOST: What do you want from
AOL LIVE: Christmas?
AOL LIVE: We're taking up a donation,
AOL LIVE: from spice girl 5.
AOL LIVE: GARTH: You know what?
TABHAIJAM2: (28) how does this work?
AOL LIVE: What do I want for Christmas?
AOL LIVE: I don't mean to sound like a
AOL LIVE: beauty pageant but I would
AOL LIVE: really like all of our men and
AOL LIVE: women that have been taken
AOL LIVE: overseas, I would like them
AOL LIVE: home for Christmas.
AOL LIVE: Nothing for me personally.
AOL LIVE: My god, other than Taco Bell
AOL LIVE: bucks --
AOL LIVE: [LAUGHTER]
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HOST: Mr. Brooks, have you ever
AOL LIVE: considered cutting a religious
Chic N Ltl: (28) no, you submit them and hope the host uses yours
AOL LIVE: C.D.?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: I couldn't carry a
AOL LIVE: Christian's shoelaces but I do
AOL LIVE: know all good things come from
AOL LIVE: god.
AOL LIVE: My pulpit is more like the
AOL LIVE: river or "Unanswered Prayers"
AOL LIVE: or "Thicker Than Blood" on this
AOL LIVE: album.
AOL LIVE: That's where my thing comes in.
AOL LIVE: So that's where I will take my
AOL LIVE: times to try and let people
AOL LIVE: know, my age, younger or older,
AOL LIVE: that god exists and if you're
AOL LIVE: feeling lonely there is someone
AOL LIVE: to talk to.
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HOST: Great.
AOL LIVE: Would you ever consider, fans
AOL LIVE: are asking, acting?
AOL LIVE: You write the screenplays.
AOL LIVE: Would you consider acting?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: No, because acting for
AOL LIVE: the people that do it, it's a
AOL LIVE: lot of work and it's probably
AOL LIVE: more than it takes to be a
AOL LIVE: musical artist.
AOL LIVE: Same way with directing.
AOL LIVE: HOST: Side say it was just a
AOL LIVE: different talent.
AOL LIVE: Not more or less.
AOL LIVE: GARTH: No, it's just a lot of
AOL LIVE: time because on those shoots
AOL LIVE: they're gone for four months,
AOL LIVE: three months.
AOL LIVE: With touring at least we get to
AOL LIVE: come home every Monday and
AOL LIVE: Tuesday or something.
AOL LIVE: So no, anything that has that
AOL LIVE: much time away is is just
AOL LIVE: something that I'm not afforded
AOL LIVE: right now and I don't regret
AOL LIVE: it.
AOL LIVE: I'll find what I can do and get
AOL LIVE: very passionate about that.
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AOL LIVE: HOST: Do you miss playing
AOL LIVE: baseball?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: I miss my buddies a lot.
AOL LIVE: We were cutting the record this
AOL LIVE: spring and that's why we didn't
AOL LIVE: play baseball.
AOL LIVE: Turning 40 this February so I
AOL LIVE: don't know if my body can
AOL LIVE: handle it but we'll be back if
AOL LIVE: a team can take us.
AOL LIVE: We do a foundation called touch
AOL LIVE: a ball and it's our third year
AOL LIVE: and these guys have raisedovers
AOL LIVE: Bennie -- penny goes to the
AOL LIVE: kids.
AOL LIVE: No overhead.
AOL LIVE: It's privately funded.
AOL LIVE: It's nice.
AOL LIVE: Like a player will hit a home
AOL LIVE: run and for every one he hits
AOL LIVE: he agrees to write a check for
AOL LIVE: HOST: Well, you better get
AOL LIVE: back.
AOL LIVE: What position do you play?
AOL LIVE: GARTH: Left field.
AOL LIVE: HOST: I have no idea what that
AOL LIVE: means but --
AOL LIVE: GARTH: They stick the slow guys
AOL LIVE: out in left field.
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Exactly what are you retiring?
AOL LIVE: There are a lot of us who love
AOL LIVE: you and the music you do.
AOL LIVE: GARTH: That's sweet.
AOL LIVE: We announced our retirement
AOL LIVE: last year, with one more album
AOL LIVE: to make.
AOL LIVE: There will be no more tours.
AOL LIVE: There's the three live shows to
AOL LIVE: support this album.
AOL LIVE: That's it.
AOL LIVE: Our last live performance was
AOL LIVE: Texas A&M.
AOL LIVE: That will forever stand as our
AOL LIVE: last live touring performance
AOL LIVE: and these shows are just
AOL LIVE: specials to get to do live one
AOL LIVE: more time.
AOL LIVE: It's just what it is and for
AOL LIVE: those people that missed us, I
AOL LIVE: am so sorry.
AOL LIVE: There is some beautiful
AOL LIVE: documentation of concerts we've
AOL LIVE: had that I'm very proud of,
AOL LIVE: such as Ireland and New York
AOL LIVE: city and Texas stadium.
AOL LIVE: So it's what it is.
AOL LIVE: It goes into the book of that
AOL LIVE: chapter for me and I'm hoping
AOL LIVE: the next chapter we open there
AOL LIVE: might be something that is for
AOL LIVE: the people that never got to
AOL LIVE: see us on tour, maybe there's
AOL LIVE: something fun in there for
AOL LIVE: them.