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NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 23: Garth Brooks speaks onstage during Inside Studio G at CRS 2017 - Day 2 on February 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CRS)

Garth Brooks is in the middle of a seven-show tour stop in Nashville, the last of his Garth Brooks World Tour With Trisha Yearwood in North America. And it’s a bittersweet conclusion to a pretty fantastic three-year run.

The country megastar reflected on the last three years at a press conference before the Nashville shows got underway Saturday (12/9). “What I’m gonna miss the most is the way of life you’ve become accustomed to,” Garth said at one point, according to People. “This is the highest I’ve ever felt. There’s nothing like this tour. I’ve never felt anything like it on stage.”

Trisha admitted that it’s been a lot of work, and that everyone involved is emotional. “Everybody is kind of exhausted,” she offered. “But there’s such a reverence for this tour. Even those of us who aren’t criers are crying because it’s emotional.”

As for what’s next, Garth is looking forward to spending time in the studio. “I’m looking forward to getting back to creating music,” Garth continued. “I had no idea that this tour would blow up like this, but it sucked all the oxygen out of everything, so you didn’t get to spend as much time in the studio as you wanted to, didn’t get to see your studio players as much as you wanted, didn’t get to see your songwriter buddies as much as you wanted to. And that’s what we moved to this town to do, so I’m going to enjoy that.”

The megastar hasn’t revealed plans for a European run, but the current tour name alone suggests that one is in the cards. Coy, Garth suggested news of some sort would come next year. “Hopefully, in between here and the summer, we’ll announce what 2019 is gonna be,” he offered. “And hopefully they’ll come in a pair – ’19 and ’20 – and if they do, it’s going to be something that’s going to make all of us feel like we’re 20 years old again. It’s gonna be a blast.”

Read more in People here.

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