How Garth Brooks Became a Star of 2017 by Making Fans' Dreams Come True

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Garth Brooks may be an adored American musician, but this year, he took his beloved status to new heights during his concerts in which he made dreams come true for several lucky fans. 

On the final night of a nine-day series of concerts in Sioux Falls, S.D., in September, the country music icon was presented with a bouquet of flowers by 10-year-old Addison Wyman. In return, the appreciative Brooks had a surprise in store for Addison. 

Brooks removed his signature custom-made Stetson hat and handed it to the girl. After accepting gifts from one another, Brooks asked the girl’s mom to join them at center stage for a picture the family will truly cherish forever. 

During a tour stop in Indianapolis in October, he surprised kids at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health with a new place to play, attending a ribbon-cutting for an indoor Child Life Zone for kids to play yard games, mini golf, and learn musical instruments. He also hung out with the patients and even played a few games with them. 

Earlier in the summer, Brooks was performing in Los Angeles when he helped a young California couple learn the gender of their baby. 

Wesley Hansen, 33, and his wife Katy Hansen, 30, turned to the Grammy winner in July when they attended one of his shows in Los Angeles. They had just received the results with the sonogram the day before, and came to the show with a giant sign that read: “Working on a full house – Girl? Boy?”

As the night went on, the sign caught Brooks' attention and he asked the couple to come onstage, where he revealed the sex of their unborn child. When they found out they were having a girl, Brooks said he would pay for the baby's college education if he's still alive when she gets there. 

The couple said they “most definitely” plan on naming their daughter Brooks. 

The country sensation also seems to enjoy love. 

During a July concert in Oklahoma City, the singer offered to pay for a couple’s honeymoon after the pair got engaged at his concert.

Drew Bargsley of Hurst, Texas, told he wanted to make the proposal to his girlfriend of three years, Chelsea Townsend, special.

So, he first surprised her with tickets to the Garth Brooks concert in Oklahoma City, and as the singer played his acoustic love song "Unanswered Prayers," Bargsley dropped down to one knee.

People in their section made such a big deal that the happy news reached Brooks himself. 

From the stage, Brooks announced that he and his wife, fellow country singer Trisha Yearwood, would pay for the couple’s honeymoon if they went to Hawaii before his reps approached the couple to take down their information.


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