Garth Brooks Surprises Crowd at Tootsie’s

Published On August 14, 2018 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Garth Brooks turned one honky tonk singer’s experience in downtown Nashville’s into the memory of a lifetime on Thursday, August 9th.

Andy Gibbons, a local singer/songwriter was performing at the legendary Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Broadway and singing “That Summer” when, according to reports, Garth was walking nearby and heard the song. He immediately left the group he was with and joined Andy on stage to perform the song. They also did a rendition of “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up).”

Days like this remind me of what I love to do what I do. @garthbrooks walked in during That Summer and finished out the song. Casual Thursday here at @tootsies_orchid_lounge 😯@andygibbonsband

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Andy told The Boot that the request for “That Summer” came from a couple sitting near the stage. During the song, Andy noticed someone pushing through the crowd and jump up onstage to start singing. He thought it was a Garth look-alike at first. He said, “I did a double take and listened closer and thought, ‘Oh, man, nope . . . This is actually Garth Brooks!”

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