Garth Brooks Reunited with Cancer Patient Who Brought His Minneapolis Show to a Stop

Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryGarth Brooks has been reunited with the breast cancer patient and longtime fan who brought one of his recent Minneapolis concerts to a stop. Theresa Shaw was serenaded by Garth after he saw her sign about undergoing chemotherapy earlier in the day before the concert. Garth even gave Theresa a guitar.

Entertainment Tonight brought Garth and Theresa together again, and he got emotional recalling their exchange at the show. They were performing two shows that day, so Garth and his team were feeling a little worn down. Then Garth saw the sign that said, "Chemo This Morning. Garth Tonight. Enjoying 'The Dance'," and his perspective totally changed.

Garth says, "You're like, ‘Am I really [complaining] about anything? Really?’ It put it all in perspective. Caught me off guard, but [Shaw] was so sweet and her face just said it all…No walls, no barriers, that's when magic happens, that's it.” 

Garth's reunion with Theresa Shaw airs on Entertainment Tonight Tuesday. Check local listings for air time and channel.

In other Garth news, he's sold more than 201,000 tickets for his 11 shows in Minneapolis at the Target Center. That's the most tickets Garth has ever sold for a single city in North America. Tickets are on sale at AXS.com/Garth for the remaining three shows in Minneapolis coming up this weekend.

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Scotty McCreery Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldier with “The Dash” Video

Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleScotty McCreery has posted a video of his song, "The Dash," on YouTube paying tribute to fallen U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Carpenter. Carpenter was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when he was fatally wounded on Valentine's Day 2011. He died five days later leaving behind his wife Chrissie, who was pregnant with their first child, Landon, at the time.  Chrissie's cousin, Nathan Thomas, is the bass player in Scotty's band.

Scotty says, "When Nathan told me the story about his cousin’s husband, I knew it was a very personal way to connect our audiences to the song ‘The Dash.’ On this day when we honor our military veterans, I could think of no better way to show my respect than to make sure my fans have a chance to know Andrew and his story."

"The Dash" is included on Scotty's latest album, See You Tonight.

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Scotty McCreery Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldier with “The Dash” Video

Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleScotty McCreery has posted a video of his song, "The Dash," on YouTube paying tribute to fallen U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Carpenter. Carpenter was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when he was fatally wounded on Valentine's Day 2011. He died five days later leaving behind his wife Chrissie, who was pregnant with their first child, Landon, at the time.  Chrissie's cousin, Nathan Thomas, is the bass player in Scotty's band.

Scotty says, "When Nathan told me the story about his cousin’s husband, I knew it was a very personal way to connect our audiences to the song ‘The Dash.’ On this day when we honor our military veterans, I could think of no better way to show my respect than to make sure my fans have a chance to know Andrew and his story."

"The Dash" is included on Scotty's latest album, See You Tonight.

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Kenny Chesney Adds Jake Owen, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice to The Big Revival Tour

Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has added Jake Owen, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice as opening acts on select dates of The Big Revival tour next year. He's already teaming up for stadium shows with Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert along the way. Finding the best opening acts for his fans is a responsibility Kenny takes very seriously.

"It’s about fresh faces people need to know," Kenny explains. "If I can turn people on, or remind them of an artist like Jake, I know they’re gonna get a show that rocks them, but also opens up some new music."

Look for another big tour announcement from Kenny in the coming days.

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Kenny Chesney Adds Jake Owen, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice to The Big Revival Tour

Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has added Jake Owen, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice as opening acts on select dates of The Big Revival tour next year. He's already teaming up for stadium shows with Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert along the way. Finding the best opening acts for his fans is a responsibility Kenny takes very seriously.

"It’s about fresh faces people need to know," Kenny explains. "If I can turn people on, or remind them of an artist like Jake, I know they’re gonna get a show that rocks them, but also opens up some new music."

Look for another big tour announcement from Kenny in the coming days.

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Carrie Underwood Explains How a Fallen Soldier Changed the Way She Sings “See You Again”

Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood’s hit song “See You Again” has become an anthem for military personnel serving overseas and their families as they wait to be reunited. The song is also a source of hope for the family members of those who’ve lost their lives in battle.

One family in particular sticks out in Carrie’s mind. A young girl and her mother bought three tickets to see one of Carrie’s shows thinking the girl’s father would be able to join them. He died in the line of duty, but the mother and daughter still came to see Carrie’s show.

Carrie arranged to meet them at her show. She writes in Time magazine, “I am still amazed at how strong they both were. They might have found a little comfort in one of my songs. But because of their story and the many others like it that I have heard since, I’ll never sing that song the same way again.”

Carrie is performing "See You Again" on HBO’s Concert for Valor Tuesday night.

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