Garth Brooks Performs Notre Dame Concert

Posted on January 16, 2019 by

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On 20 October 2018, Garth Brooks was the first singer to ever perform at the Notre Dame Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The concert aired on 3 December on CBS.

Troyal Garth Brooks was born 7 February 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to Biography.com, he started his career in singing by performing in bars and clubs while he attended school at Oklahoma State University.

At the beginning of the show, Brooks started off with his new song “All Day Long,” which was released on 19 June 2018.

#AllDayLong GREAT start!! Crowd sounds as loud as I remember!!!!! love, g #GARTHatND,” Brooks said in a Tweet on 2 December 2018.

I’m no country expert but Good Lord @garthbrooks is PHENOMENAL! #GARTHatND,” celebrity commentator JoJo Wright Tweeted.

Over 85,000 people attended the Notre Dame Stadium and sang along to “Two Piña Coladas,” “Standing Outside the Fire,” and a cover of Gabe Dixon’s “Live Again” mashed up with The Beatles’ “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude.”

“One of Brooks’ greatest hits, ‘The River,’ brought a beautiful, genuine moment to the stadium. With lights lowered and cellphone flashlights illuminated, the audience sang the chorus, putting a spell over the stadium,” South Bend Tribune’s Becky Malewitz said.

Overall, according to the singer himself in an interview with CBS’s Matt Weiss, he was afraid that nobody was going to show up to the concert, but “Notre Dame made [Brooks] feel at home as much as they could.”

“The truth is, when the rubber meets the road, I just totally forgot about everything but the music. The crowd really responded, they were fantastic, and it was one of the best nights of my life,” Brooks said.