Back on tour, Garth Brooks excited to play in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — After appearing Friday morning on Good Morning America, Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood are in Richmond ready for a big weekend. They have several concerts scheduled at the Richmond Coliseum.

Brooks says he hasn’t even had a chance to sleep since that early-morning appearance on Good Morning America. Now, he is preparing to take the stage at the Richmond Coliseum.

Brooks just won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA’s last week, and earlier this year he won his 7th Diamond Award. We’re told fans can expect to hear many of his old songs that were released back in the 90s with a few of his new songs sprinkled in there. Brooks says he’s excited to be back in Richmond, he says the biggest thing he is looking forward to is seeing all of the faces of his fans, many of whom weren’t even born the last time he played in Richmond

“Half of the arena were 10 years old or not even born yet last time we toured, so you are seeing the faces you hoped you would see again and then there is this whole new generation,” Brooks said. “The thing that kills me is everyone knows every word to every verse. It’s the most flattering and humbling thing all at the same time, and it’s fun.”

“The thing that kills me is everyone knows every word to every verse. It’s the most flattering and humbling thing all at the same time, and it’s fun.”

Yearwood added, “I think he was really determined to prove that this wasn’t just like somebody 20 years later coming out and singing their old songs, he wanted to be current, he wanted to have new music out there, he wanted to sing the old stuff too.”

Friday’s concert sold out, but if you didn’t get a chance to get a ticket for the concert, he does have three more shows throughout the weekend — one on Saturday and two on Sunday.

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