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Garth Brooks takes over "Jimmy Kimmel" in this late-night appearance Facebook/Garth Brooks
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Country music hit-maker Garth Brooks guest starred on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the first of two back-to-back appearances on Nov. 15.

The 2016 CMA entertainer of the year winner was on hand to play snippets of songs from his 10-disc box set, titled “The Ultimate Collection.” He also added light-hearted commentary to the conversations between host Jimmy Kimmel and stars Casey Affleck and Laurie Hernandez.

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In addition to that, Garth performed his latest single, “Baby, Let’s Lay Down And Dance,” from his upcoming album “Gunslinger,” which is out Nov. 25. Garth penned the song with writers Kent Blazy, Steve Dorff, Victoria Shaw and the late Kim Williams.

Taking the stage, the 54-year-old singer was on fire! He energized the audience by inviting them to clap along, as he crooned the lyrics to the upbeat tune. Garth had a guitar slung over his shoulder and was backed by an entire band, but that didn’t stop them from moving around on the floor. Needless to say, it looked like a blast!

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Prior to his performance, Garth took to Facebook to share his excitement to be on “Jimmy Kimmel.” He wrote, “2 nights with this guy!! Are YOU guys ready to party with us on Jimmy Kimmel Live?!!! love, g #Kimmel”.

Garth is scheduled to return to “Jimmy Kimmel” for a giant block party outside Jimmy’s Hollywood studio on Nov. 16. Garth’s 10-disc “The Ultimate Collection” was released on Nov. 11. His first duets album with wife Trisha Yearwood, titled “Christmas Together,” is also in stores.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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