Garth Brooks Takes Over Calgary

Garth Brooks kicked off his seven-concert series in Calgary at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday alongside wife Trisha Yearwood, as part of his long-running tour.

The country legend went so far as to compare Calgary country music fans to those in Nashville.

“Calgary’s knowledge of country music, I don’t think there’s any place — including the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee — I’d put them up against that, for knowing their country music better than anybody else," he said at a press conference.

“I can tell you what the crowds are like, they're stupid good—that's why we keep coming back… this is the place to play. They'll sing. They'll sing their faces off.”

Brooks' current tour has lasted for three years, and he said "it hasn't stopped because the fans won't let it.

"Calgary started as one show and turned into seven.”