Garth Brooks and his bride, Trisha Yearwood took their world domination, I mean… tour to the brand new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta last night (Oct. 12).
Brooks and Yearwood were the first concert to take place in the new venue, which opened in August 2017. While there may be a few bugs to fix with the stadium’s sound system— fans were complaining after the show about not being able to hear the superstar—the show went on in front of 80,000 screaming fans.
Garth kicked off the show with a crowd-pumping version of Charlie Daniels’ The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and filled the night with a few of his hits, including the ever popular “Friends in Low Places,” “Rodeo,” “Callin’ Baton Rouge,””Two Pina Coladas,” “The River,” “Unanswered Prayers,” “Papa Loved Mama” and “The Dance.” Garth took a moment to dedicate his song, “The Change,” to those who lost their lives during the Las Vegas shooting.
Trisha didn’t disappoint, singing her hits “XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)” and “How Do I Live.” She even got a Presidential visit during the show. Former President Jimmy Carter made an appearance to present the Georgia native with a proclamation from her home state for her support throughout the years.
“She’s a great entertainer and a great cook!” Carter said from the stage. “She’s honored Georgia for many years. Now it’s time for Georgia to honor her.”
But it wouldn’t be a Garth and Trisha show if the couple didn’t do their signature song, “In Another’s Eyes” together. As they maneuvered around the massive stage, the lovebirds ended up face to face, staring in each other’s eyes.
We wouldn’t want it any other way.