Garth Brooks Tickets – Garth Brooks Still On Top Of His Game

.tags Much of the talk around the country music world may be about the young up-and-comers like Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band, but that doesn’t mean that the veterans in the genre aren’t still the reining royalty of Nashville. George Strait, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw are still among the most successful artists in the country music world. More proof came when a fellow country legend, Garth Brooks, decided to come out of retirement.

Brooks was perhaps the biggest name in country music during the 1990s and early 2000s, but then he announced his retirement to focus on his family instead of music. Fans mourned his departure, but then in the fall of 2009 Brooks announced he was returning for a slew of shows in Las Vegas. The performances quickly drew fans who had been hungry for Garth Brooks tickets ever since he retired.

Of course, there are many Garth Brooks fans who were unable to attend his shows in Sin City. Luckily for those fans, Brooks decided to make his return to the Country Music Capital: Nashville, Tennessee. No normal show in Nashville would be enough to celebrate the return of one of country music’s kings, so instead Brooks is using the show to give back to the victims of last spring’s devastating floods in the Nashville area. The proceeds will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Brooks booked the shows at Nashville’s legendary Bridgestone Arena. The first show will be on Dec. 16, with eight more shows to follow through Dec. 22. As soon as the tickets went on sale, it displayed the power that Brooks still has over his large and loyal fan base. According to CMT, all the tickets sold out for the nine shows in less than three hours. Each show has more than 13,000 seats. Brooks also has dates lined up in Las Vegas for early December and then again in January and February.

His tour dates aren’t the only activity that has kept Brooks busy this fall. He was also on hand on Oct. 17 in Nashville for the induction of songwriters Pat Alger, Steve Cropper, Paul Davis, Stephen Foster into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. It was their 40th Anniversary Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel. Other artists on hand for the tribute were Tanya Tucker, Jimmy Wayne and more.

Brooks has a long relationship with Pat Alger, with whom he wrote his hit “The Thunder Rolls.” According to Great American Country, Brooks performed the song at the ceremony and also spoke about writing the song with Alger. Brooks recalled Alger putting up with his childish antics during the songwriting. Brooks explained, “But that’s Alger’s thing. Alger understands the craft. That’s what I love about Pat Alger. Pat Alger doesn’t care how or when it gets done – I might go as far as sayin’ not even if it does get done… The cool thing is just to capture that moment. And that’s what Pat Alger does.”