The first time that I met Garth Brooks was in May of 2016 at a press conference at Yankee Stadium. As he spoke, I couldn't believe how down-to-earth he was. I don't know what I was expecting but I certainly wasn't expecting to feel like this superstar country icon was my friend.

Two months later, I had the opportunity to talk with him once again. Not only did he remember me, he also told me what we talked about two months before.

Garth Brooks remembered me? What?!

Last week I was invited to another Garth press conference in Newark, New Jersey. We talked about his mom and my dad, both of whom are no longer with us. I got rather choked up. I will tell you that it is a good thing that this came towards the end of the interview because I was so touched by what he said to me that all I could do was hug him. I've thought about this moment so many times since it happened. Take a look:

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I Also Caught Up for a Fun Interview With Garth's Wife Trisha Yearwood!