Garth to Perform in Nashville

From left: Bob Corker, Phil Bredesen, Ellen Lehman of Community Foundation,
Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Mayor Karl Dean, Lamar Alexander,
Marsha Blackburn, Jim Cooper
photo by RANDI RADCLIFF

The secret is out!

Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will perform at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Dec. 17. The show will benefit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which will use the funds to aid Nashville flood victims. It will be the first time Garth has performed in Nashville in more than a decade.

Watch video of Garth and Trisha discussing the show.

The announcement was made this morning (Oct. 28) at the Tennessee state Capitol building, where Garth was joined by Governor Phil Bredesen, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator Bob Corker and U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper.

Garth's only major performances recently have included his acoustic concert dates at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas. He promises the Dec. 17 concert will be much more than an acoustic show. "This will be the full band you know," he said with a promising grin, "the lighting rigs you know."

"We watched the floods as outsiders," Garth said, alluding to the fact that he and wife Trisha live in Oklahoma. "We are just following in the footsteps of other great artists who stepped up already to help our state."

Garth also alluded to possible guest performers during the concert. "We will bring in all the help we can get," he said. "As you get older, it gets harder to put on a show like this."

Tickets will be $25. "The goal is to make as much as we can, but you have to look at the economic times," Garth told those in attendance. "It's one of those [concerts] that feels really good. I cannot thank the state of Tennessee enough for the interest they have shown in this."

More ticket information will be available at noon CT on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Watch video of Garth and Trisha Discussing the Show

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