🔓News 6 Insiders asked, Garth Brooks answered

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We asked our News 6 Insiders to share one question they would like answered by Garth Brooks.

The country music star did an interview with News 6 Thursday, and several Insider questions were answered.

Garth Brooks spoke with one of our assignment editors, Kristin. She is a huge fan and asked him some of our Insider questions.

Jan Styblewski from Pasco County wanted to know why Garth hasn’t performed in Florida that often. She says she’s been waiting for years to see him and she’s a big fan. Brooks said he’s excited to return to Orlando and has a special connection to the area.

“The great thing about Orlando is that it takes us way back to one of the first gigs we had. We started in Sanford and went to arenas, the very first arena we played was where the Magic played. I don’t know what happened, just Something magical happened there and we loved it so much we went back to their blueprints and built the world tour stage off their blueprints. It went all over Europe, it was just fabulous so we have a love for Orlando and we feel like we’re coming home even though we’re not from there,” said Brooks.

We also asked Brooks what his most unusual pre-concert ritual is.

“It probably is brushing my teeth. I will see people all the time. They’ll come backstage and you’ll be meeting them while brushing your teeth. It’s just one of my habits I do. Maybe now I think it’s good luck,” said Brooks.

Michele Visconti from Osceola County wanted us to ask. ‘What is your favorite holiday tradition with your family?’

“Remember, Miss Yearwood got married to the girls when we got married. December 10th is our anniversary, so they exchanged rings and vows because Miss Yearwood doesn’t have children. So, they got married as well. Four wedding dresses. One guy in a tux. So, we get together and on that day and we decorate the tree, Christmas officially begins for us. I tell this story because all of the kids have ornaments from when they were kids and now the tradition is, they take one of those ornaments home with them and the next year they bring a new one from their own family. Pretty cool, that’s our tradition,” said Brooks.

Brooks took part in the interview to help promote tickets sales to his 2022 stadium tour, which includes a stop in Orlando at Camping World Stadium on March 26, 2022.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com. But fans can wait in the virtual waiting room starting at 9 a.m. to purchase tickets.

Watch the video in the media player above to see the full interview.


About the Authors:

Stacy is a Social Media Producer for ClickOrlando.com and has been with News 6 since 2018. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in advertising and a Masters in social media/mass communications.

Crystal Moyer is a multimedia journalist who joined the News 6 team in February 2020. Crystal comes to Central Florida from WKMG’s sister station, WJXT in Jacksonville, where she worked as a traffic anchor and MMJ.