The holidays are going to look a lot different this year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still find the spirit of the season. And country music legends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are seeking to help Americans do just that with their virtual concert event.
On Dec. 20, music fans can tune into “Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event” for a hearty dose of holiday warmth. Back in April, Yearwood and Brooks gave a similar virtual concert on CBS, taking song requests and helping to spread positive vibes and hopefulness as many people were under stay-at-home orders during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, they’re seeking to have the same meaningful impact on the country as we move into a very difficult holiday season.
“Our viewers loved reaching out directly to Garth and Trisha to request their favorite hits back when the pandemic first hit,” CBS exec Jack Sussman said in a statement about the upcoming show. “It brought some fun and joy directly into their living rooms as they were hunkered down with their families. Now, nine long months later, who better to bring some holiday magic, performing some of the greatest holiday songs of all time than Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood?”
The CBS special will begin at 8:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 20. If you want to submit song requests, now is the time to think about what you want to hear! Brooks will let fans know how to submit those requests in the coming weeks on Facebook.
Below, Brooks delivers important news about the upcoming special on his “Inside Studio G” live Facebook show, and he also offers advice for the holidays: “Be smart, be strong. Finish the year strong.”
Thanksgiving and Christmas present a huge temptation, he continued. “We all want to be with everybody, right? We might have to sacrifice that this year.”
Brooks (who will release his new album “FUN” on Nov. 20) urged his fans to stay safe, saying that it’s never been more important to hunker down and be “together, apart.”
However, the country music singer admits that he truly misses performing live and that he can’t wait for it to be safe for people to enjoy live music once again.
“I want to see those signs,” he said to People magazine, speaking of the signs people hold up at shows. “I want to see those people that are at the end of their rope and somehow have found a light through music. Somehow, they’ve made a friend at a concert that changes their life and forever they are best buddies — that sort of thing. I want to see people leaving that stadium loving each other more than when they got there.”
But, for now, at least we can enjoy great music virtually!