Garth Brooks announces Nashville benefit concerts

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For the first time since 1998, Garth Brooks is returning to Nashville to perform a very special benefit concert. Brooks will perform at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Friday, December 17, to benefit The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in support of all those affected by the disastrous flooding this past Spring. All tickets for the show have been set at just $25 plus handling fees with the hope that even those who suffered might be able to attend. 100% of the $25 ticket will go to those in need.

Brooks will be joined by wife and fellow country star Trisha Yearwood at the benefit concert and has said he will likely invite others to participate as well. He is also open to adding additional performances depending on demand.

“I have watched with great pride how the Volunteer State has pulled together to rise above the damage suffered by the floods,” Brooks said in a press release. “It was a small church sign in Hendersonville that changed my life decades ago when I read, ‘Character is not created in crisis…it is revealed.’ Tennessee has shown amazing character through all of this and it is an honor to get to be a part of the healing process.”

The country music legend came out of retirement last December to setup a residency at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, where he plays a series of solo acoustic shows on select weekends throughout the year.

“If you come to Vegas you’ll see Garth Brooks and a guitar,” he said. “If you come to Nashville you’ll see the band and me as you know us with the lighting and sound that you know. We are following in the footsteps of who already set the example. We are all Tennesseans helping Tennessee.”

Brooks, 48-year, is the #1 selling solo artist in U.S. history. In 2008, he came out of retirement for a similar cause, playing a series of concerts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Brooks performed five sold-out concerts over two days to benefit forest fire victims in the state of California.

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