If the holiday season is a time of giving to those less fortunate, then the people of Nashville should consider Garth Brooks their own personal Saint Nick.
The country signer, who has sold more than 128 million albums worldwide, raised more than $3 million in nine charity concerts in Nashville from Dec. 16-22. The money went directly to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to provide ongoing relief for victims of last May's devastating floods.
"The feeling is so good that money can't buy this," Garth told The Boot.
In total, more than 140,000 fans descended onto Nashville for the concerts — Brooks' first in the city since 1998. The influx brought an additional $7 million in revenue thanks to parking, food, accommodations and other purchases.
Concert attendees also received another Christmas gift in the form of Garth's announcement that he will be doing at least one more national tour. He says that his wife, Trisha Yearwood, has given her blessing for him to return to the road once his two daughters are in college.
“I want to do this tour one more time, and she has said yes," he said. Unfortunately, fans will have to be patient since “the tour won't happen for a few years.”
Until then, you can see this charitable country legend perform down at Wynn’s Encore Theater in Las Vegas. The 48-year-old rocks out 15 weeks a year as part of a five-year agreement. Due to popularity, ticket prices recently jumped from $125 to $225. To see details, jump here.