Garth Brooks' new album preview delayed by hand injury

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In response to fan demand, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are sending their version of "Shallow" to country radio.

The song, best known from the "A Star Is Born" soundtrack, was covered by the country superstar couple after fans requested a version from them during one of their Facebook live performances.

Brooks previously announced that their rendition of "Shallow" was such a big hit that it will be included on his upcoming "Fun" album, as well as becoming his next radio single.

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He was hoping to pair that announcement with a preview of the song, and provide additional glimpses into his new album with a performance on Wednesday night.

However, those plans were thwarted by a minor farm injury that affected some of the fingers on Brooks' left hand.

"I kept trying -- all the way up until showtime -- to play, thinking that it was going to eventually get better...and then finally just had to give in to the fact that I wasn't going to be able to play tonight's show," the singer shared in a press release. "[I] can't apologize enough to everybody. Thank you for showing up."

The singer also explained the delay to fans in a Facebook video, displaying his gloved hand.

MORE: Garth Brooks announces live interactive preview of his upcoming albums 'FUN' and 'Triple Live Deluxe'

The live interactive album preview has been rescheduled for Oct. 26 at 7 pm ET.

Garth Brooks' new album preview delayed by hand injury originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com