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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: ASCAP Award recipient, singer-songwriter Garth Brooks performs during the ASCAP Centennial Awards at The Waldorf Astoria on November 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: ASCAP Award recipient, singer-songwriter Garth Brooks (R) and wife, singer Trisha Yearwood attend the ASCAP Centennial Awards at The Waldorf Astoria on November 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks attend the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Garth Brooks enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on November 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Garth Brooks speaks onstage during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Garth Brooks presents Luke Bryan with the award for Entertainer of the Year ontsage durring the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Garth Brooks presents during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks attend the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Recording artists Dustin Lynch (L) and Garth Brooks attend the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 19: Garth Brooks performs at Philips Arena on September 19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by CatMax Photography/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 19: Garth Brooks performs at Philips Arena on September 19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 19: Garth Brooks attends a press conference at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite on September 19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)
ROSEMONT, IL - SEPTEMBER 05: Garth Brooks performs on stage at Allstate Arena on September 5, 2014 in Rosemont, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)
ROSEMONT, IL - SEPTEMBER 05: Garth Brooks performs on stage at Allstate Arena on September 5, 2014 in Rosemont, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)
ROSEMONT, IL- SEPTEMBER 04: Garth Brooks talks to the media during his World Tour Press Conference on September 4, 2014 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: (L-R) Musicians Tim McGraw, George Strait and Garth Brooks attend the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Singer/songwriter Merle Haggard (R) accepts the ACM Crystal Milestone Award from (L-R) Recording artists Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and George Strait onstage during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4610 -- Pictured: Musical guest Garth Brooks performs on February 6, 2014 -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 9: Country music star Garth Brooks sits down with the hosts of THE TALK, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Garth Brooks and Sharon Osbourne, shown. (Photo by Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Garth Brooks announced his upcoming tour, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 12/9/13, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) GARTH BROOKS
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Garth Brooks visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 27, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4576 -- Pictured: (l-r) Country singer Garth Brooks during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 27, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: (L-R) Recording artists Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and George Strait speak onstage during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 22: (Exclusive Coverage) Trisha Yearwood, Styx's Tommy Shaw, Jeanne Mason, and Garth Brooks attend Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones at Bridgestone Arena on November 22, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/NJ/Getty Images for Webster PR)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 22: Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks perform during Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones - Show at Bridgestone Arena on November 22, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Garth Brooks performs the 2014 ASCAP Centennial Awards, benefiting the ASCAP Foundation and its music education, talent development and humanitarian activities, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on Wednesday, Nov. 26, confirmed the postponement, saying Brooks was being replaced on the show by Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Colicchio. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Invision/AP, File)
Garth Brooks performs during the 30th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Wednesday, May 10, 1995 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Lois Bernstein)
Country star Garth Brooks, shown in this 1995 photo, is looking for two band members to replace guitarist Ty England and the country star's own sister, bassist Betsy Brooks, who have now gone solo. Brooks, with his new album out next week and booked for a U.S. tour, said ``The two faces that are probably most known to people, Ty and Betsy, are lost, so it'll be tough.'' Brooks said he told both they can rejoin the band any time. (AP Photo)
American Music Awards executive producer Dick Clark, right, chats with country music singer Garth Brooks following a rehearsal of Brooks' performance for Monday night's awards telecast, Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In addition to performing, Brooks has been nominated for three awards. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Garth Brooks performs at the 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Wednesday, April 24, 1996 in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
Country and Western singer/songwriter Garth Brooks smiles as he listens to New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani talk about Brooks' upcoming free Central Park concert during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997 at City Hall in New York. Brooks is scheduled to give a free concert in New York's Central Park Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997. The concert will also be televised live on HBO for those who can't make it. Brooks has sold more albums than any other solo artist in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Presenter Garth Brooks, left, poses with Pioneer Award winner Charlie Daniels at the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Wednesday, April 22, 1998, in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Garth Brooks points to George Strait and says "You're the man" while accepting his award for Entertainer of the Year at the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Wednesday, April 22, 1998, in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Garth Brooks performs at the WB Radio Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
Country singer Trisha Yearwood teams up with fellow country singer Garth Brooks during a surprise appearance in Los Angeles June 12, 1998. Brooks was entertaining at the Radio & Records Convention 98 when Yearwood joined him on stage. (AP Photo/R&R)
Elizabeth Dole, president of the American Red Cross and country music singer Garth Brooks talk Thursday April 30, 1998 in Washington where a 50th anniversary of Red Cross blood services was celebrated. Brooks was one of the guests at the event. (AP Photo/Kue Bui)
Garth Brooks performs at the Country Music Association (CMA) awards in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 29, 1993. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nominee Trisha Yearwood, left, arrives with husband Garth Brooks for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Country music singer/songwriters Garth Brooks, left, and Trisha Yearwood greet fans at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, May 1, 2005. (AP Photo/Neil Brake)
Grand Ole Opry host Steve Wariner, left, sings "Long Neck Bottle" with Garth Brooks on stage of the Grand Ole Opry during The Grand Ole Opry's 80th birthday celebration in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005. (AP Photo/John Russell)
Country music artist Garth Brooks performs during a concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Garth Brooks sings the National Anthem as actress Marlee Matlin signs prior to the start of Super Bowl XXVII, Sunday, Jan. 31, 1993 in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
Country music entertainers Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood wait on the sideline before the start of the World Football Challenge soccer match between Chelsea FC and Club America at Cowboys Stadium, Sunday, July 26, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
Garth Brooks joins Loretta Lynn in a song as the Grammy Salute To Country Music honors Loretta Lynn on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. Lynn was presented the President's Merit Award during the tribute. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2008 file photo, country singer Garth Brooks performs during a charity concert in Los Angeles, to benefit the Southern California 2008 Fire Intervention Relief Effort (F.I.R.E). Brooks is going to be very busy in December. Brooks sold more than 140,000 tickets Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 2010, and his benefit concert for Nashville, Tenn., flood relief ballooned from one show to nine. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Inductee Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood arrives at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York, Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Inductee Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood arrive at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York, Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Garth Brooks pauses to compose himself as he thanks the crowd Tuesday, March 6, 2012, during the announcement that he will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Brooks, Connie Smith, and Hargus "Pig" Robbins will become the newest members. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Garth Brooks, left, and Connie Smith, second from right, listen during the announcement on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, that Brooks and Smith will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Brooks, Smith, and Hargus "Pig" Robbins will become the newest members. With Brooks is his wife, singer Trisha Yearwood, and with Smith is her husband, singer Marty Stuart. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood arrive for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductions on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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NEW YORK (AP) - Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer.

NBC on Wednesday confirmed the postponement, saying Brooks was being replaced on the show by Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Colicchio.

Brooks wrote on his Facebook page that he landed in New York on the night the grand jury's decision was announced "to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation. To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong seemed distasteful to me."

He offered to reschedule. There was no immediate comment from his spokesperson about what other appearances were canceled.

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Feeling stuck all the way over here in Sydney seeing the news just now... Sending my prayers to Ferguson & praying for an equal America.
As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!! I'm so sorry to these families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn't the solution as well. #PrayersUpToTheFamilies #WeHaveToDoBetter
rest easy
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I'm heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let's all pray for peace.
All my love is with the family of Michael Brown. I applaud their strength and courage, mourn their loss, pray they see justice and change.
Can't even begin to understand how this can happen.
The system that instills & protects white supremacy wins again. Humanity loses...No justice. I pray for Mike Brown & his family. So sad.
"The grand jury gave up their lives." Mike Brown's life was taken from 153 ft. I guess after 6 bullets he was still a threat. 6 more.
Just leaving yoga and hearing about the verdict of grand jury. Citizens please begin with prayer breathe be thoughtful. And safe
A murder isn't even going to trial. We have so much to fix in this country. BLACK LIVES MATTER. #FergusonDecision
So many things are backwards in this world. It breaks my heart.
" A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect " W.E.B. DuBois. http://t.co/1OCKbrJaTb
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Heavy heart, angry soul... we matter. ALL our lives matter. Hear us, feel us, respect us... ALL
Some things in life are sad, but not surprising. #FergusonDecision
The scary part is he believes what he is saying WOW When he rattled off how many times an UNARMED child was shot DID HE LISTEN 2 HIS WORDS?
I'm shocked & saddened by this decision. I'm so sorry Ferguson. And my heart breaks for #MichaelBrown and his family. #nojustice #myopinion
Watching in my hometown thinking of the Browns and hoping the community here respects their son's memory with peace. #PeaceInFerguson
Justice for people of color in America has never come in the form of a sprint, but always in the form of a marathon. #DearFerguson
BE PEACEFUL PEOPLE! Show our STRENGTH by respecting Michael Brown's parents wishes.
#ToRecap, violence is okay if you feel threatened. Provided you don't use violence when you feel threatened. #Ferguson
The people who say there is no excuse for violence seem to forget that it was violence that started all of this! #TeamDl
My Heart is still heavy after last night... But I come from a Praying family! & the Power of Prayer🙏 #Ferguson
#FergusonVerdict Prayers to #MikeBrownsfamily and my city. Unwarranted violence will help not help this situation. The Family wants peace.
His name is #MikeBrown and we should NEVER forget what happened to him 108 days ago in #Ferguson http://t.co/9uxwKwNn1w
Violence is NOT the answer. #Pray #Ferguson
My heart and sympathy goes out to Michael Browns family. They're words and actions are remarkable considering their deep sorrow and grief.
Sending prayers of peace in Ferguson...
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