NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Governor Bill Haslam, and Nashville Predators President Sean Henry presented Garth Brooks with a special honor Wednesday.
Brooks announced the last show of his three-year tour would end at Bridestone Arena in Nashville, the city and building he helped rebuild after the devastating 2010 floods.
The superstar put together nine flood relief shows at Bridgestone, selling 151,677 tickets and raising millions of dollars for the city.
“Without this banner, without what we are memorializing, the next banner never would’ve happened,” said Henry, referring to the Preds’ Western Conference Championship banner.
Mayor Barry also praised Brooks for his relief efforts.
“He went all out in helping our city in its greatest time of need,” said Barry.
The country music legend expressed his gratitude for the banner, calling it “one of the greatest awards ever bestowed upon him.”
Brooks also recalled the flood concerts being one of the greatest memories of his life.
With his big tour coming to an end, he will end it right here in Nashville, his home.
“The fact that I’m coming home to end it, I can’t think of a better place,” said Brooks.
He will perform at Bridgestone Arena with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, on Dec. 16.
Tickets for the show go on sale Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. and there is an eight-ticket limit. It will be Brooks’ first performance at Bridgestone in seven years.