Trading laughs and dressed in street clothes, country music sensation Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, discussed their weekend of concerts at Royal Farms Arena with members of the media Friday afternoon.
"Go out and give it everything you've got," Brooks said of how he approaches his busy schedule.
The concerts originally scheduled for last weekend were postponed due to the blizzard, the right decision, Brooks said.
Now he and Yearwood have five shows this weekend.
When asked if he considered canceling the two postponed shows, he said it never crossed his mind.
"Do you like pizza? Well what's better, three pizzas or five pizzas? You know what I mean, you just can't. I can't imagine selling tickets to someone and saying you know what, I've already got enough shows, thanks. I can't imagine that because it wasn't too long ago when nobody wanted to see you," Brooks said. "So, just come play, have fun. There won't be anything left of us, but they won't care. We'll just have fun and turn it up even louder."
He added that he plans for the audience to help him out as well.
"If you're coming to the show it'll take you about halfway before you realize, holy cow this guy doesn't do anything, we're doing all the work! That's my job is to work you like a rented mule and have you crawl out of here," he said jokingly. "I'm looking forward to the change."
It's the first tour that the couple has been on stage together, though Yearwood opened for Brooks in the early 1990s.
"I introduce her as the love of my life, she introduces me as her current husband," Brooks said with a laugh.