Garth Brooks Delivers Emotional Performance at ACM Awards

04/20/2015
.
(Radio.com) For his performance Sunday at the 50th ACM Awards, Garth Brooks chose "All-American Kid," a new song written by Craig Campbell that appears on Brooks' 2014 album Man Against Machine.

It's a touching song that Brooks handled masterfully, keeping things low key but making sure the words--about a high school football hero who joins the military and then pays the ultimate price--cut right to the core.

The performance was given added poignancy, though, when it was introduced by Taya Kyle, the widow of the late Chris Kyle of American Sniper fame.

Adding drama to the performance, as Brooks was singing, a number of military members filed in through the audience, their faces stoic, as fireworks blasted off on the video screens and a section of the audience flipped cards to show a big, brilliant American flag. Read more here.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Garth Brooks Music, DVDs, Books and more

Garth Brooks T-shirts and Posters

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


advertisement



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2017 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.