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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Singer/songwriter Garth Brooks atends a news conference to discuss plans for his upcoming concerts at the new Las Vegas Arena on December 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Arena is scheduled to open in April 2016 and Brooks will perform there on July 2-4, 2016. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

When Garth Brooks isn’t busy singing songs to fans in Outer Space, he’s doing other cool things for his fans back on Earth.

Take Laura Bertaut of Slidell, Louisiana. She turned 89 this week (7/3) and the megastar gave her one of his guitars during a concert in Lafayette, serenading her with “If Tomorrow Never Comes” in the process. “I’m sure she’s ecstatic,” her daughter Lori told The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. “She probably had heart palpitations, knowing her.”

Bertaut’s other daughter Holly Dickman was given tickets to the show and asked her mom to go with her. Dickman and her daughter made a sign that read, “Elvis was my last concert” and stuck in the Laura’s hands to wave at the show. Once the Jumbotron zeroed in on the sight, “things got interesting,” the newspaper notes.

Holly Bertaut Dickman

My last post said there was a surprise my surprise was that my mom agreed to go with me to see Garth Brooks I invited my niece Dayna Marie Burkhardt to come along to assist me in getting mom to her...

Keep a close watch on Garth’s social media pages and website for upcoming tour stops. And who knows? Maybe you, too, will walk away with a little piece of the superstar.


Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.