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Garth Brooks talked about his love for country icon Loretta Lynn in a recent interview after her death on October 4.

Garth has had many personal experiences with her. He said, “Loretta, for me, was the first female who became the first Reba or the first Dolly. The lion doesn’t have to roar. She always put herself in the back row, and they would move her to the front row.”

He offered of their personal relationship, “We exchanged many gifts, and one of my prize possessions is a pair of her boots.”

A public memorial will be held for Lynn on Sunday (10/30) and will air live on CMT at 6 PM CT. Those performing at the memorial will be Crystal Gayle, Darius Rucker, Faith Hill, George Strait, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna, and more.

Brooks also talked about his recent concerts at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. He offered, “It’s Ireland; it has nothing to do with Garth Brooks. If you play music, get yourself to Ireland. It’ll change your life. 80,000 a night for five nights, and they do not sleep. It is an entertainer’s dream to get to play for those people.”

It was in Ireland that Brooks got that tattoo he’s been talking about since January. He explained, “My daughter Allie is pretty inked up. She turned 18 in 2014, and I promised to get a tattoo with her in Ireland. When the show in 2014 was canceled, I thought I was off the hook. She reminded me of my promise when we announced Ireland this year.”

He added, “So with me forever; I’ll take the five women in my life, my mother, my three daughters, and Miss Yearwood, all in places on my body.”

As we wrote about recently, Garth is not ready to show the public his new ink, although he gave details of it, saying, “It’s all about them! It’s front and left chest, it’s front and left back.” He also mentioned a sleeve of some sort. “It’s all about them being on my shoulder and around my heart and by my side.”

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