Garth Brooks Sells Out 9 Nashville Charity Concerts
Semi-retired Country Music superstar Garth Brooks sold out nine Nashville charity concerts, a day after tickets went on sale.
Over 140,000 tickets have been sold, raising over $3.5 million dollars for the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
This is the first time any performer sold that many tickets ever in the state of Tennessee. Michael Jackson held the previous record of 72,000 in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Brooks announced a pre-Christmas benefit for the victims of this year’s Tennessee floods last month, but when tickets for the show at Bridgestone Arena were snapped up by fans, the singer announced two more concerts, and then another six between 16 and 22 December.
This will be Brooks first full concert with a band in Nashville since 1998. He has been playing sold out shows in Las Vegas at the Wynn Casino on a very limited basis, while he enjoys rasing his children at home. Brooks wife, Trisha Yearwood, will join him onstage for the shows.
“I have watched with great pride how the volunteer state has pulled together to rise above the damage suffered by the floods. 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.” – Garth Brooks