Garth Brooks really pulled out all the stops for his bride, Trisha Yearwood, in celebration of their 12th wedding anniversary. The couple tied the knot on Dec. 10, 2005, and 12 years later they found themselves playing the second of seven shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
During their show, Garth brought Trisha out and sat her down onstage. He then serenaded her with a solo acoustic performance of his No. 1 hit, “To Make You Feel My Love.” They both got emotional as the audience sang a good part of the first verse for them.
According to another fan in the audience, Garth gave Trisha 12 bouquets in honor of their anniversary. She posted a picture of those flowers on Instagram with the caption, “Forever isn’t enough @GarthBrooks. Thank you for tonight. Forever together. Happy Anniversary! Love, me.”
Garth and Trisha have been on the road together since 2014, and their World Tour has played to more than 6.4 million fans along the way. As you can see from the above clip, the couple includes the audience in every moment of their show. The stage and lighting is designed so there’s no barrier between the artists and the audience.
Trisha tells Rare Country, “I think fans don’t think you can see them in the crowd. We do light our arena where you can see people. So, if somebody’s … 30 rows back and they’re doing some goofy dance, I’ll start doing it so they see — ‘I’m seeing what you’re doing. This is what you’re doing.’ To make sure they see that I’m not just waving into nothing. I really do see the crowd.”
That connection with the crowd has led to some crazy fan moments in the past year. One expecting couple had Garth reveal to them during a show whether they were having a boy or a girl. The country superstar went on to offer to pay for the kid’s college education just after he let them know they’re having a baby girl.
That interaction is up for Fan Moment of the Year at this year’s Rare Country Awards. Garth and Trisha are also nominated for Tour of the Year. Voting is open through Wednesday, Dec. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com. The winners will be revealed during the Rare Country Awards livestream concert event on Dec. 14. Kane Brown, LANCO and RaeLynn are performing on the show.