Garth Brooks’ Nissan Stadium performance evokes deep emotion

“Nashville knows its country music. So when you play a concert here, you’re required to be your best,” Garth Brooks remarked at an hour-long press conference before taking the stage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium the first of two nights.

Even hours before the show, Country Hall of Famer’s emotions were running high as he prepared for his eagerly awaited return to Music City after a rainstorm last summer.

“If I was at the show that was figured out where we had 70,000 hot, sweaty people in (Nissan Stadium) with a maskless COVID protocol, I would (not come back)” Brooks said blankly. That event started under cloudy skies with Chris Young, Emmylou Harris and Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood. Concertgoers protected themselves at the stadium until 90 minutes later, when the show was canceled.

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