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This week’s Dub’s Throwback Thursday is one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever had the opportunity to take. This one was a long time coming, and I can’t tell you how excited I was! This was the first time I had the opportunity to meet Garth Brooks! I honestly never thought it would happen, but it did in 2016. Growing up in the 90s my favorite country artists were Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks. I had all of Garth’s CDs back in the day.

Garth retired from touring when I was still in middle school, so I wasn’t sure I’d ever have the chance to even see Garth live. Thankfully he started touring again in 2014, of course I got tickets to see him in Atlanta. But I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to meet Garth, and get a picture with him, until 2016. I was broadcasting at the 2016 CMA Awards, and we got a list of the artists who would be available for interviews that day. Garth Brooks was on that list!

All of our Beasley stations were splitting time in two broadcast booths, and unfortunately my time was up before I got to talk to Garth. I wasn’t going to be defeated though. I asked my buddy from our Charlotte station if I could hang out in their booth until Garth got there. He said absolutely. A few minutes later, Garth Brooks came by!

I’d always heard he was a nice guy, and let me tell you, everything you’ve heard about Garth is absolutely true! He’s one of the nicest, most down to earth people you’ll ever meet. I’ll always treasure this picture. Here’s Dub’s Throwback Thursday for this week.

Dub's Throwback Thursday- Garth Brooks

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