Garth Brooks Rains Money on Music City

Posted by Dustin Stout on 01/01/2011

Devastating floods ravaged Nashville seven months ago, but now the only precipitation in Music City is the $10 million country icon Garth Brooks is raining on the recovering town.
All proceeds from the nine sold-out concerts Brooks recently performed at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena support the city's ongoing flood relief.
In addition to the $10 million of revenue for the city, Brooks' week of shows raised more than $3 million for the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The feeling is so good that money can't buy this,” said Brooks. “And this is one of those things that the money’s going to do a great thing, but the money isn’t even up on the business part of it….Every one just says, ‘Well, we’re just here to make sure everything’s running smoothly, but none of us are making any money, so let’s just go have fun.’”
The Oklahoma resident plans to tour again, but it “won’t happen for a few years,” he said. Wife and country artist Trisha Yearwood, who joined Brooks on stage for the nine flood relief concerts, has given her blessing for one more tour.
Brooks is currently performing 15 weekends per year at Wynn's Encore Theater in Las Vegas as part of a five-year agreement.