Capital Region country music fans gear up for Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood

March 10, 2017 05:58 PM

ALBANY - It's a jam-packed weekend for country music lovers at the Times Union Center. Award winning singer-songwriter Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, are in town through Sunday. Their appearance is drawing massive crowds to downtown Albany.

They seemed grateful to play here and love the fan base. They also plan to have a blast.

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Before taking to the stage at the Times Union Center, Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, had a little chat with the press. The country singer and songwriter walked into a small, barricaded section talking about his music, life on road and most importantly, he says, the fans.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over, man for my life, for my children’s lives, for what I’m getting to do right now and what I’ve gotten to do," he beamed.

Brooks is playing three shows, one Friday, Saturday and Sunday all starting at 7 p.m. He says the current world tour so far has been a blast. It started in September of 2014 in Chicago and after 20 years, he says he had to come back and play for Capital Region fans.

"It’s going to be great, man! All of them are single show days. No two-show days, so all of this is going to get to be like eatin’ ice cream for us right here. It’s going to be so good. Everybody’s ready," exclaimed Brooks.

Brooks choked up when asked about what it was like to go on tour with his wife.

"A sweet friend, good person. It’s like holy cow," he answered.

"He’s the emotional one of the two. He’s the crier, I’m not, but after being with him, I am more emotional," admitted Yearwood.

Times Union Center General Manager Bob Belber says the first two shows are sold out. However, he says there's still a chance to get tickets for all three shows because some seats may be released by the record label.

Business owners in downtown Albany love Brooks, too. His appearance three nights in a row is a boost to their bottom line. Holiday Inn Express is booked through the weekend and restaurants are expecting the massive crowd will take a break and grab a bite to eat.


WNYT Staff

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