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Answered Prayers? Garth Brooks to headline first-ever concert at Notre Dame Stadium

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County megastar Garth Brooks will be featured in the first-ever concert to take place at historic Notre Dame Stadium, university officials announced on Monday.

Details -- including the time and date -- will follow, but school officials said Brooks was the "perfect choice" for what Notre Dame Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves called "one of the biggest events in Notre Dame's history."

Brooks will pull from a playlist that includes chart-toppers like "Unanswered Prayers," "Friends in Low Places" and We Shall be Free."

He has spent much of the past four years on a 79-city, 390-concert tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood.

Notre Dame statement:

Reigning Country Music Association entertainer of the year Garth Brooks will perform on a date to be announced at Notre Dame Stadium, the first artist to ever play in concert at the iconic football venue.

The announcement was made Monday (July 9) at a news conference here that included Brooks, former University of Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz and representatives from the University.

“Notre Dame Stadium has seen so many iconic moments!” Brooks said. “I look forward to bringing a new kind of crazy to the party.”

“Right from the outset, I just felt that Garth represents Notre Dame’s values,” said John Affleck-Graves, Notre Dame’s executive vice president. “And he is the perfect choice as the first artist to perform in concert in the stadium that Rockne built. This promises to be one of the biggest events in Notre Dame’s history.”

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