December 16th, 2010

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood deliver the first two of nine concerts at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, joined by unannounced guest Steve Wariner. The shows raise $3.5 million for flood relief and to benefit firefighters in the California area who had battled wildfires earlier in the year.

The shows marked the first time Brooks had appeared live in the capital city of country music since 1998. He rolled through all of his hits, including "Longneck Bottle" with Wariner and "In Another's Eyes" with Yearwood. The husband and wife took turns backing each other, first on Yearwood's "She's in Love with the Boy," and then swapping spots for Brooks' "More Than A Memory."

Brooks' first set lasted more than 2 and a half hours, leaving the stage only because the second show at 10 o'clock necessitated it. Garth left the audience wanting more, which, unbeknownst at the time, he would soon be delivering to Nashville and the rest of the world.

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    LeAnn Rimes’ self-titled album was certified gold. The album featured only one single “Big Deal” (#6) and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA.

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    Trisha Yearwood’s album Songbook: A Collection Of Hits was certified double platinum. The album featured one new single, “How Do I Live” (#2) and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA.


    Singer Nicolette Larson (“Lotta Love”) died at the age of 45, as a result of complications arising from cerebral edema triggered by liver failure.

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    Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ The Wind was certified multi-platinum for sales of 9 million copies. The album featured the singles “Rodeo” (#3), “What She’s Doing Now” (#1), “Shameless” (#1) and “The River” (#1).

    Ropin' the Wind is the first country album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified for sales of 17 million copies.

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    #1 On This Date


    2006 – Rascal Flatts – “My Wish

    2000 – Tim McGraw – “My Next  Thirty Years

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    1989 – Shenandoah – “Two Dozen Roses

    1978 – Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler

    1972 – Freddie Hart – “Got The All Overs For You (All Over Me)

    1967 – Sonny James – “It’s The Little Things

    1957 – Bobby Helms – “My Special Angel

    1950 – Hank Snow – “I’m Movin’ On

    1944 – Red Foley – “Smoke On The Water



    2006 – Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts

    2000 – Tim McGraw – Greatest Hits

    1995 – Garth Brooks – Fresh Horses

    1989 – Randy Travis – No Holdin’ Back

    1978 – Waylon Jennings – I’ve Always Been Crazy

    1972 – Merle Haggard – The Best Of

    1967 – Merle Haggard – Branded Man

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    Former singer and current Tulsa Police officer Jeff Carson is 51

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