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Garth Brooks took a breach from touring in 2018 to almanac new music and, appear to acquisition out, plan a amphitheater tour. George Walker IV
The aftermost time Garth Brooks headlined Bridgestone Arena it was a sold-out, multi-night angle in 2017 to cap his history-making apple bout that awash added than 6 actor tickets.
There was a abounding band. Brooks wore his cowboy hat. He had a setlist arranged with his. There was an actualization from Trisha Yearwood and abounding staging to boot.
Wednesday night, Brooks alternate to the e to comedy a 90-minute appearance for hundreds of country radio admiral in boondocks for the 50th Country Radio Seminar that is in advance through Friday at Omni Nashville Hotel. But this time, the fan acquaintance was abundant different. Brooks swapped his Stetson for a ballcap. He gave his bandage the night off and accompanied himself on guitar. Brooks’ song choices came from the army and he played as abounding songs (or ia of them) affected by his heroes as he did of the ones that fabricated him a domiciliary name. The staging was minimal, although he did administer to activity his logo about the alveolate amplitude to actualize a wallpaper effect. He told stories, did impressions (Willie Nelson) aggregate his thoughts, answered questions and offered advice.
Garth Brooks played a clandestine appearance at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night. (Po11: George Walker IV / Tennessean.com)
“I adulation country music because it spans so abounding things,” Brooks said. “I’ll never balloon the aboriginal time I heard George Strait. I’ve capital to be George Strait my accomplished life.”
He followed up with Strait’ “Amarillo by Morning.” In the affair of singer/songwriters by whom Brooks was influenced, he played Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” James Taylor’s “Carolina In My Mind” and he talked about the relatability of Jim Croce.
“I can’t adhere aloft no lover’s cantankerous for you,” Brooks quotes. “Are you badinage me?”
He dusted off his “Unanswered Prayers” and “That Summer,” abundant to the contentment of the audience.
Prompted by a catechism about his wife Trisha Yearwood, Brooks aggregate his thoughts on women.
“Women accept to ignment 1,000 times harder to get a tenth as much,” Brooks said. “I ane a woman should run the country. Not to get political, but a woman is activity to use (her in). A man is activity to use (his fist,) and that never works.”
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Brooks reminisced about recording the for “The Red Strokes,” playfully to reprise his appearance Chris Gaines, and recalled the time Forest Whitaker alleged to babble with him about accommodating in the soundtrack for the Sandra Bullock cine “Hope Floats.”
Brooks said he flew out to accommodated Whitaker and was abashed to acquisition out that Whitaker, who was administering the film, didn’t ap Brooks to address new music for his flick or rerecord any of his old hits. Instead, he capital Brooks to awning addition else’s song.
“Why I am here,” Brooks recalled wondering. “Oh, it’s Bob Dylan? I’m air-conditioned again.”
Brooks did a adaptation of Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” for the soundtrack.
When addition shouted the singer’ “Somewhere Other Than the Night,” he obliged.
“It’s my mom and dad’s admired song,” he said. “It would be my pleasure.”
His acoustic guitar beggared to his body, Brooks accidentally absolved from one end of the date to the next. He chatted with the admirers and played “Standing Outside the Fire” and “Wolves.”
“Singles are consistently the safest things they can be,” Brooks said. “What’s activity to (upset) the atomic bulk of people. It’s the anthology cuts that save people’s lives. We’ve got to acquisition a way for als.”
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Brooks sang a bit of Don McClean’s “American Pie” and the admirers chimed in.
“As an artist, your alone achievement is that you accept a song that anybody knows the words to,” he said. “I ability accept been one of those advantageous artists that got a song that anybody knows the words to … and it’s been a (heck of a) ride anytime since.”
He started “Friends in Low Places” and the army sang along.
Brooks said his acknowledge yous and larboard the stage, but the admirers wouldn’t budge until he re-emerged to sing “The Dance.”
“Take it home,” he said, as admirers bankrupt the