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Garth Brooks on His Historic Return to New York City: If You're Going to Do Something Big, This Is the Place

by Raphael Chestang 4:07 PM PDT, May 17, 2016
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Garth Brooks will be making history this summer as the first country artist to play Yankee Stadium, and he's totally game!

"If you're going to do something big, you're in the right place for it," Brooks told ET exclusively on Tuesday.

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ET was with the superstar after he announced that he will be performing at the legendary baseball park on July 9 along with his wife, Trisha Yearwood. As a huge baseball fan, Brooks plans to take it all in.

"I'm going to ask them if I can go see the locker room and stuff," Brooks said.

New York City crowds have waited nearly 19 years for Brooks to come back to the Big Apple. His last show in The City That Never Sleeps took place in Central Park on Aug. 7, 1997.

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This week has been particularly good for Brooks fans. One Michigan teacher was given the surprise of a lifetime after purchasing the four millionth ticket for the world tour. The lucky lady got to meet Brooks and Yearwood and took home lavish gifts, which included two new cars, a shopping spree, a trip to Las Vegas and her student loans paid off.

"She took it all in and she brought her dad in of all things," Brooks said, fighting back tears. "Me being the dad of a daughter, I automatically start crying."

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