When Garth Brooks performed at the Carrboro ArtsCenter in early 1990, the 31 lucky fans who showed up were treated to perhaps the last truly intimate show the rising star would ever perform. When he played the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill a year-and-a half later, extra seats were needed to accommodate fans in the 21,000-seat arena. A country artist with arena rock passions, Brooks transformed country music from club act to spectacle, while winning fans with an arsenal of hits, including “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” “The Dance,” “The Thunder Rolls,” and “Friends in Low Places.” Brooks retired from performing and recording 2001 until 2009. During that time, he divorced his first wife and married country singer Trisha Yearwood, who will appear with Brooks at PNC Arena for three nights of concerts. Shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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