Yearwood, who was born in Monticello, remarked that she was so happy to be in Georgia to celebrate her birthday because, “this is home.”
She mentioned the November release of her “Prize Fighter” album, while Brooks also had some album news of his own to share.
"11/11, all hell's breaking loose," he said. The Nov. 11 album release can be pre-ordered now through www.garthbrooks.com and the newly launched www.GhostTunes.com.
In his typically casual uniform on baggy jeans, baseball cap and a Garth Brooks hoodie sweatshirt, Brooks also talked a bit about what fans can expect from these live shows. He last played Atlanta 18 years ago.
“(If I’m a fan), I want to hear the old stuff. That’s what they came for. ‘Friends in Low Places,’ ‘The Thunder Rolls,’ ‘The Dance.’ You go to a Garth Brooks show and don’t hear those songs, you aren’t at a Garth Brooks show.”
Brooks also shared a piece of advice when asked about the key to his lengthy career.
“Never change who you are to fit in.”