Garth Brooks Tells Greatest Story Of His Career…And Talks Tour Changes With 102.3 Blake FM

After a hiatus of 17 years, Garth Brooks will be bringing his tour back to Dallas, Texas. But even being the best selling solo artist of all time he admits that he still gets nervous (hard to believe, I know) before shows during a phone interview with Texas radio station 102.3 Blake FM’s host, Drew Bartlett.

 “Miss Yearwood will actually tell me before we go on, ‘Why do you get so nervous? You’re like…nervous.’ I said, ‘Because I don’t know why it happens. I have no clue why these people go through hell all day to get their stuff done, then find time to come sing with us at night, and pay that kind of money and spend that kind of time and do those lines to get in. I have no idea why they do it. If you don’t have any idea why you do it, you don’t know if it’s gonna happen or not.’ So, I’m always nervous.”

Not only does Garth get nervous before shows, but he admits that he gets nervous and tongue-tied around one other artist in particular…

“You cannot be half as bad as I am around George Strait. I tell you what. I don’t know what it is about that guy, I can’t put two words together around him. He’s the nicest guy and sweet to me, but you know man, this is the guy that was your hero when you were growing up.”

Brooks was scheduled to perform just two shows at the American Airlines Center in Dallas in September, but tickets sold so quickly that Brooks has added five more shows. Within hours of tickets going on sale, 100,000 concert tickets had sold, breaking Brooks’ own single-day ticket sales record.

If you plan to attend one of Garth’s Dallas concerts, you are sure to be in for a surprise. Garth and his crew are currently wrapping up a 6 week tour break during which they have totally reformatted and redesigned his tour setup.

“We’ve been out on the road for 10 months. We have taken a lot of looks at what’s working, got rid of the things that weren’t. And, we’re coming out with a brand new look. We’re gonna redesign the whole video world. The wings of the stage are a little different, and the set list is starting to fall into the sweet spot.” Brooks continues, “We’re bringing a whole new look. If anybody came to Tulsa or down to Houston or over to New Orleans this is going to be a different look than what they saw.”

See Garth’s whole interview with 102.3 Blake FM here:




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