Michael Ketterer Won't Perform Alongside Garth Brooks Following Arrest For Domestic Violence

Lawrence Kim
September 26, 2018

Ketterer was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Hollywood, a day after the AGT season finale aired.

Prior to his arrest, the Knoxville, Tenn., native performed a moving rendition of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" that impressed the judges during the series' two-day finale show.

"Simon Cowell called us out to write a song for the finale", Brooks recalled in his Facebook Live stream.

Michael Ketterer will no long perform at the Garth Brooks concert at Notre Dame Stadium after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge last week. Michael Ketterer, a fan-favorite finalist from this season of "AGT", was arrested for domestic violence after getting into an altercation with his wife at a hotel. "We decided it was better that he not appear at Notre Dame and not perform there", Garth Brooks revealed on Inside Studio G Facebook Live show. The star added that he and his family would figure it out between each other, as well as with "the good Lord". And, surprisingly, Brooks responded, inviting Ketterer to sing at his sold-out concert at Notre Dame Stadium on October 20, 2018. While he admitted to fighting with his wife, he alleged that she never wanted to press charges against him, but cops handcuffed him anyway. Ketterer is just one of many men in the business to face such consequences for misbehaviour ever since the #MeToo movement began in late 2017.

Taking Cowell up on his advice, the country star wrote the song "Courage of Love" for Ketterer, which he performed during the finale show on September 19, a day before his arrest.

He was booked and then released on $50,000 bail and the case has been referred to the LA City Attorney's office.

Ketterer then sang "To Love Somebody" by the Bee Gees, and, following his performance, judge Simon Cowell pressed the Golden Buzzer, automatically sending him through to the live shows.

"We're going to suit you up with a band". He also invited Ketterer to the Notre Dame show. "This is going to be good". Here's the deal: it's a demo.

During the semifinals, Cowell issued a shoutout to Brooks to write a song for Ketterer if he made it to the finals. "But we can fix this demo and get it out because the main thing is the song and its message".

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