0 SEE: Garth Brooks Rocked Notre Dame Saturday Night!

It was a night for the ages … windy, rainy (& even snow!) with 85,000 fans inside Notre Dame stadium to see Garth Brooks!

He played for 3 hours, told stories & then surprised the crowd with the news that he’ll be back to “close the world tour” in 3 years!

Check out the setlist & highlights below >>>>

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Setlist:

All Day Long
That Summer
Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House
The River
Papa Loved Mama
Two Pina Coladas
Unanswered Prayers
“Night Moves” (Bob Seger cover)
Standing Outside The Fire
Rodeo
Live Again (Gabe Dixon cover)
Let It Be (Beatles cover)
Hey Jude (Beatles cover)
Ain’t Goin Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up)
The Thunder Rolls
Callin’ Baton Rouge
Friends In Low Places
The Dance

Encore:

She’s Every Woman
Red Strokes
Ireland
More Than A Memory
Guy Goin’ Nowhere (Ashley McBryde altered cover)
Turn The Page
American Pie (Don McLean cover)

0 A Few Words, After An Awful 24 Hours For Our Country Music Family

Words I wrote to open the show today:

So much sadness yesterday. Now more than 24 hours out, we’re still beginning to let it all soak in. I was in bed last night at 9:30, with melatonin to try and make sure I’d sleep. But I kept waking up to the sounds we all heard yesterday in all those videos.

This morning, making the kids’ lunches, getting them out to school, taking the Metra downtown, having time in my thoughts … what really struck me was the courage of the first responders. The courage of the country music fans who are just like you and me. Helping one another. In a place they were all excited to go to, for their love of country music. Just like you and I have done countless times in Chicago.

Garth Brooks said some great words yesterday that resonated with me as well:

“When things go bad, doctors go to work. When things go bad, policemen go to work. When things go bad, music & musicians go to work … they need ya. Things have gone bad, they need music, they need the power of that healing. The show must go on … start spreading the love, the greatest power that music holds, which is the power to heal.”

I truly believe these words, for all of us. Lots of love from me to you. Again, for all of us.

0 Garth Brooks Pays For A Fan’s Honeymoon!

You never know what to expect at a Garth Brooks show. This weekend in Oklahoma City, while singing “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” he noticed a couple getting engaged so he stopped the song to chat.

And then this happens >>>> #Hawaii #MsYearwood

0 LISTEN: William Michael Morgan Calls Drew To Talk Blackjack, Garth Brooks & His Crazy Life!

I am such a fan of William Michael Morgan and he is having a huge week … his new album “Vinyl” is out today, his hit “I Met A Girl” is almost at #1 and he called me today from Las Vegas!

Listen below as we chat about his mentor in the business, how he envisioned his life, his go-to cheat meal for the weekend, the last celebrity who surprised him when the person knew who he was & much more —–>

0 Trending Today: Maddie & Tae Album Release, Garth In Milwaukee, ZBB Eat & Greet Weekend

** Maddie and Tae are trending today as their debut album Start Here is now available everywhere, having gone on sale at midnight this morning!

** Jana Kramer is trending today as she gives us the name of her next album, her 2nd in country music. Due out october 9th, Jana’s calling it “31.”

She told us, “In my mind, 31 shows strength, confidence and grace. That’s exactly who I feel like I am as a person and what I’ve been through in my life.”

** Garth Brooks is trending today as his Milwaukee shows for next month are now on sale through ticketmaster.com ::: originally just two, his folks just added a 3rd show and they are all on sale.

If you’re up for a short 90-mile drive north, go get your tickets now HERE (click)!

** Zac Brown Band is trending today as we have your chance to grab Eat and Greet passes all weekend long!

You’ll win seats for their Friday, September 11th show at Wrigley Field, then be in the drawing for the grand prize passes Monday morning with Lisa & Ray at 8:10a.

Your next shot for seats and qualifying for the eat and greet comes up after 3p with Shila!

0 Trending Today: Brad Launches Boots Clothing Line, Hunter & Blake Sing Doobie Brothers, Kelly Clarkson Christmas Benefit Show

** Brad Paisley is trending today as he’s set to launch a new clothing line with the folks at Boot Barn.

It’s called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley and it’s an exclusive line of boots, jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts that will blend Boot Barn’s western heritage with a modern, country music edge.

Look for it in stores by December 1st.

** Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes are trending as they’re part of the Doobie Brothers country tribute album that’ll be released next month on the 4th. We found out this morning that Blake sings vocals on “Listen To The Music,” which also features Hunter on guitar!

** Kelly Clarkson is trending today as she announces a holiday benefit show “to help others in need.” Taking place December 20th in Nashville, get ready to road trip for Miracle On Broadway.

The concert will feature performances of Christmas classics along with original hits from her 2013 “Wrapped In Red” Christmas album … those songs being from her friends (and mother-in-law) Reba McEntireGarth BrooksTrisha Yearwood and many more.

0 Trending Today: Little Big Town Opry Surprise, More Stars To Perform at CMAs, Jason Aldean TV Tomorrow

** Dierks BentleyJason AldeanKenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are all trending today, as they’ve been added to the performance line up for the CMAS next month on the 5th! The show airs on ABC.

** Little Big Town and Reba McEntire are both trending today as she had a great surprise for the guys over the weekend!

They were performing at the Grand Ole Opry when she popped onstage, asking them if they’d like to be the newest members inducted into the Opry.

Sheer surprise and joy for all 4 of them. And very deserved!

** Garth Brooks is trending today as we get the album name and release date of the new project. “Man Against Machine” will be released November 11th.

** Jason Aldean is also trending today as he’ll be on The Today Show tomorrow morning & The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night … set your DVRs!

0 Trending Today: FGL Records Music For Football, Zac Recipes, Garth Epic Final Show

** Florida Georgia Line is trending today as they’ve recorded a customized version of “That’s What’s Up” from their upcoming Anything Goes album. They recorded it for CBS Sports’ coverage of SEC football.

In conjunction with the song, footage from their Oct 31 “Tailgate 2014” concert in Jacksonville, FL will be featured in SEC On CBS coverage of the Georgia-Florida game the following day.

** Zac Brown Band is trending today after a spectacular 2 hour 45 minute show at Wrigley Field Saturday night.

Kicking it off with 3 personal recipes for his fans backstage at his Eat & Greet, get the menu and recipes, stories and video HERE (click).

** Garth Brooks is also trending today after finishing his 11-show run last night in epic fashion.

The three-hour show included a special guest opener & several songs not featured on any other show. Full details, the stories & more video HERE (click).

0 [VIDEO] Garth Brooks Gives It His All For The Last Chicago Show!

From the special guest Karyn Rochelle who opened the show with her 4-piece band, to the final encore with the “song that started it all”, it was a night to remember!

Garth took the stage last night at 8:25p and led the crowd through two hours of hits, singalongs, laughter, and a lot of sweat!

He went “off the set list, because it’s the last night and I don’t care!” during an acoustic set with inspiring renditions of “Make You Feel My Love” and “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”

For the 2nd encore, he returned with just a guitar to sing “the songs that I’d write on a sign for the artist to sing, if I was going to the show!” beautiful verses of “Operator” by Jim Croce, “Night Moves” by Bob Seger and “Amarillo by Morning” by George Strait.

Ending the show with a 3rd encore, Garth told us, “I want to end 11 shows in Chicago with the song that started it all in 1988…” and the full band returned for “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).”

Epic night!

Enjoy the last moments of “Shameless” below:

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