Never has a retired man worked so hard. In fact, father of three Garth Brooks has hardly slowed down since announcing his retirement in 2001.
Brooks ranked No. 1 with the highest-netting tour of December 2010 with his slue of shows in Nashville to benefit flood relief.
"Tennessee has shown amazing character through all of this," Brooks said. "It is an honor to get to be a part of the healing process."
The Bridgestone Arena-only dates brought over $4 million. At the same time, Prince's "Welcome 2 America" tour generated $2 million, placing the pop star in the shadows of Brooks' cowboy hat.
Originally, only one show was planned for December. But the 17,000-seat Nashville venue sold out in less than three hours. More dates were added, bringing the total of shows to nine over a seven-day period.
Proceeds from Brooks' Nashville shows went to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Source: The Boot