Garth Brooks Goes Back to the Bars for Intimate Nashville Show [Watch]
Garth Brooks hit the stage of a tiny Nashville club on Monday night (Feb. 5), performing an intimate set of hits that was one-of-a-kind.
The country icon brought a six-piece band to the stage at Layla’s on Broadway at an invitation-only gig for about 200 radio programmers as part of the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. The setting was so intimate that Brooks started taking requests, Billboard reports, inviting the audience of music business insiders to ask for their favorites and share how his songs have impacted their lives over the years.
Brooks' set kicked off with "Two of a Kind (Workin' on a Full House)" and ran through "Calling Baton Rouge," "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," "To Make You Feel My Love," "If Tomorrow Never Comes," "That Summer," "Shameless," "Standing Outside the Fire" and more, including his most recent No. 1 hit, "Ask Me How I Know." He closed with "Friends in Low Places," placing his hand over his heart at the end of his set and thanking the radio people by saying, "Thank you for my life"
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Brooks took the stage around 11PM and played for more than 90 minutes, drawing a crowd from the street who pressed against the window of the bar to get a look at the superstar. Billboard reports it was the smallest venue he had played in 30 years.
Earlier in the night, Brooks joined Jason Aldean onstage in the ballroom at the Omni Hotel as part of a special CRS showcase from Amazon. They joined together for "Friends in Low Places" and "My Kinda Party." CRS is an annual event that brings artists and labels together every February in Nashville for several days of showcases, panels and interviews that set the agenda for the rest of the year in country music.
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