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We all know Garth Brooks as one of the greatest all-genre entertainers of all time. After being around for decades, one would think that we know everything there is to possibly know the about country music icon — but not so fast.

Lo and behold, there's a new thing that we just learned about Garth Brooks, and it is an out-of-left-field, shocker of a story. Recently, Brooks was a guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show, and he told a story about how he once accidentally showered with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Brooks tells the story of how they were playing the last show at Shea Stadium in 2008, former home of the New York Mets. It was Billy Joel, Brooks and Aerosmith, among others. In the conversation with Clarkson, Brooks nonchalantly blew over this fact like it was no big deal.

"I showered with him!" he said. "We were playing the Last Play at Shea Billy Joel, they're getting ready to tear down Shea Stadium in New York, and I go out there and I'm late anyway, and they just have the baseball showers."

"I'm in there showering, getting ready for the show, and I had soap in my eyes, I look around, and there's Steven Tyler," he continues. "He's showering, too. 'Hey, how ya doin'?' And so it was just… How many people get to say that?"

Clarkson had the best come back ever. She giggled, looked at Brooks and said, "Who knows, it's rock and roll, you might not be so special, Garth!"

Brooks has just kicked off his new residency in Las Vegas, and he's also announced new dates for 2024.

35 Songs That Prove Country and Rock Music Go Hand in Hand

With Dolly Parton's recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the country and rock genres are closer than ever before — but she's far from the first country artist to venture into rock territory, or vice versa. Here are 35 songs that show just how great the musical crossover between country and rock can be.

See Inside Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's Malibu Beach House:

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's former beachside house in Malibu offered a gorgeous vacation paradise for the country music power couple to relax.

Brooks and Yearwood bought their 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 4,200-square-foot house in Malibu for slightly less than $5 million in June of 2008. The house itself is fairly modest, but very well-appointed, featuring an open floor plan.

The living room boasts a corner fireplace and multiple sets of French doors that open to the backyard. The kitchen includes marble countertops, while skylights offer plenty of natural California sunlight. The den features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves on either side of a fireplace of white brick.

The backyard is spectacular, featuring a loggia, an outdoor fireplace, a half-court basketball court and elaborate landscaping. The house provides direct access to the world-famous Malibu beach via a set of steps.

The couple sold the house in Malibu in late 2016 for $7 million.

15 Country Artists Who Deserve to Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

With Dolly Parton's 2022 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — and, even more recently, Willie Nelson's nomination for the 2023 class — it's clearer than ever that country artists have a place in the Cleveland-based institution's hallowed halls. But the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has always shown love to country performers, to a certain extent: Johnny Cash, Chet Akins, Brenda Lee, the Everly Brothers and Hank Williams are all past inductees.

Based on the criteria the Hall has set forth, that nominees should be acts who have had "a profound impact on youth culture," there are still many more country artists who deserve their spot in the Hall. Flip through the gallery below to see Taste of Country's top picks for who the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should induct next.


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