You can say many things about the legendary Garth Brooks, one of which is that beyond his limitless talent lies a beautiful man who never refrains from sharing how he feels, especially when it comes to two of his favorite things: music and his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
The audience at City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee witnessed that side of Brooks Tuesday night during a fundraiser event benefiting the Music Health Alliance. Sharing the stage for “The First and Worst” songwriters event were Brooks, Lee Brice, Jessi Alexander, Bobby Braddock, and Sandy Knox, each of whom performed songs they deem some of their best and worst of their careers.
Coming on stage to perform an Alexander-penned song, “Nothin’ ‘Bout Memphis,” Yearwood took a seat and placed her pristine vocals on the nostalgic lyrics about a lost love. As Yearwood gorgeously belted the words, Brooks can be seen off to the side wiping his eyes and rocking back and forth, refusing to mask his emotion in the moment. Valuing his wife’s talent and the power of a song, Brooks allows tears to fall during the short snippet Yearwood and Alexander performed.
Also showing his appreciation for his art, the icon sat next to Brice as he performed a verse and chorus from the Brice-penned, Brooks-recorded “More Than a Memory.” Sitting back, absorbing the moment, and raising his hand to the beat, Brooks looked on as if this experience would go down as more than a memory in his book.