Garth Brooks is taking southern hospitality to a whole other level! The country superstar made the spontaneous decision to invite one fan and her husband to his home in Nashville with wife Trisha Yearwood during Monday night’s episode of Inside Studio G: A Monday Night Conversation.
The generous offer came about after Elizabeth Wadin, a fan from Sweden, taped a short video praising Brooks and asking the singer for recommendations of places to go during her and her husband’s upcoming honeymoon to the States.
“My husband and I are going on our honeymoon part one,” she says toward the end of the minute-long clip. “It’s going to be a road trip from Texas to Florida. What shouldn’t we miss along the route?”
In response, Brooks, 55, invited Wadin and her husband to Nashville.
“I’m gonna get my butt kicked by my wife for this one,” he said of Yearwood, 53. “What would you think about you and your husband — why don’t you make a stop in Nashville and why don’t you come to our house and have dinner with me and Ms. Yearwood?”
Brooks said that he would even make sure that the dinner would be a proper home-cooked meal, courtesy of “the queen” herself.
“You let me know when you’re gonna be here and I’ll make sure of it,” he said. “Because that was a sweet, sweet thing you said about the country music audience. It would be a joy to have you in our house and introduce you to the queen. I love you very, very much. Come see us!”
Brooks and Yearwood first met in 1987, when they were recording a demo in songwriter Kent Blazy’s attic studio. At the time, both were married to other people (Garth to Sandy Mahl and Yearwood to musician Chris Latham).
The pair became good friends and even toured together two years later once Brooks received his first record deal. When both of their other marriages ended, they began to date quietly in 2002 before getting engaged in 2005. They wed later that year at their Oklahoma home and have been the happily reigning king and queen of country ever since.