The king of country music is giving up his crown after his last epic concert. Garth Brooks’ last concert tour came to the PNC Arena in Raleigh North Carolina on March 11-13 during his three year world tour.
Garth Brooks, although not widely known to high school students of today, is one of the best musical artists of all time and arguably the best country artist ever to make music. For those of you who may not know much about Garth Brooks, he sings the popular songs “Friends in Low Places,” “Thunder Rolls,” and “The Dance”.
Brooks performance of “Thunder Rolls” was arguably one of the best live musical performances ever. His voice was flawless and his showmanship energized the crowd. Garth Brooks himself was awestruck at the energy and roaring loudness of the Raleigh crowd, especially on Sunday night.
Brooks closed with an exhilarating performance of “Friends in Low Places” followed by a more mellow but equally amazing performance of “The Dance”.
Garth Brooks is a big deal. He is the second best-selling solo album artist of all time in the United States, behind the Beatles and in front of Elvis.
Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks’ equally talented wife, performed with Brooks. She entered the stage to the romantic duet that brought her and her husband together “In Another’s Eyes.” Her share of the concert included the performance of her popular songs “American Girl,” “I Do I Live,” and “Georgia Rain.” She concluded her performance with a kiss cam that scanned the crowd while she sang her hit song “Marry That Boy.”
Brooks did not disappoint the audience when he sang his best selling songs from the good ol’ days, going all the way back to his first best selling song “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”
The crowd did not want the night to end and cheered loud enough to force an encore. Brooks took the requests of the crowd during the encore. He sang “More Than A Memory” for a fan who was there for her twenty-first birthday, and “To Make You Feel My Love” to a newly married couple. He even included a beautiful performance of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” to further stun the audience.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Garth Brooks owned the PNC Arena, filling the room with a few tears, lots of laughs, and high energy. The king may have put up his crown, but his music will never die.