Brooks plays Dec. benefit for flood victims
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Brooks plays Dec. benefit for flood victims

Thursday, October 28, 2010 – Garth Brooks will hold a benefit concert Dec. 17 in Nashville for victims affected by the May flood. Trisha Yearwood, Brooks' wife, also will play at the concert, which will feature a full band.

Yes, we're going to again ask Tennesseans to pull Tennessee out of this," Brooks said. "But I'm making the plea to all our families from Ireland, Australia, Germany, all over the world: If [seeing a Garth Brooks show] is a bucket list [item] for you, this is the time to do it. Come here, because our job is to show everyone that Nashville is not only up and running, it's better than it's ever been."

Brooks made the announcement this morning at a press conference at the State Capitol in Nashville with Gov. Phil Bredesen, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and Mayor Karl Dean in attendance.

Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The concert will benefit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee flood relief.

This is not the first time Brooks has done a benefit. He played concerts in California in 2007 for victims of fires that plagued the state.

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