In the words of Aaron Pritchett this morning:
“This is REALLY happened! I’m OPENING FOR GARTH BROOKS!”
This morning, Aaron was being interviewed in studio at Big Dog Radio 92.7 Regina with Mike McGuire/Kyla Brossart as part of his current radio tour promoting his upcoming album titled, The Score, and waiting for Garth Brooks to call into the station. Brooks is performing June 11 in Saskatoon (tickets on sale tomorrow!) and so the station had a telephone interview set up with Brooks.
Part of that interview was fans being able to ask Garth a question, and Pritchett was given the opportunity for two questions for one of his biggest idols. One of those questions was jokingly, “can I give you my agent’s info, for $50 bucks.” Pritchett got the surprise of his life when Brooks had a question for him instead!
this is what Aaron had to say on his Instagram this morning just after it happened.
“Words can’t express how stunned and in shock I am that I was asked by Garth Brooks himself to open his show on June 11th/16 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!!! I’m overwhelmed and am now overcome with emotion. This is truly a great day for me.
Yes, I’ve played to hundreds of thousands of people over the years and toured with and opened for other amazing artists like Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, the list goes on but what this means to me is extra special. Garth Brooks is the artist most of the energy in my show is derived from. I never wanted to imitate become “just like him”, I just modelled my energy on stage and modelled my “entertainment” effort of the show after Garth. This is truly going to be an honour to open the show in Saskatoon and one I will never, ever, EVER forget.
Thanks to Mike McGuire for the invite in today! You’ve always been a great supporter of me and my music but even much more, a great friend. I’m glad this happened with you and Kyla today!! The right place at the right time, indeed. Forgive me for a little bit as I take some time to let this all sink in. THANK YOU, everyone, for your congratulations, I hope you know how much it means to me!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!! Kyla Brossart, Mike on a Monday, Kim Stoneburg”
Check out Aaron’s ‘selfie’ Instagram video just after it happened:
— Aaron Pritchett (@AaronPritchett) April 28, 2016
Watch the actual ‘moment’ and a post moment interview below, thanks to Big Dog Radio for the video. AND DONT FORGET! Tickets for Garth Brooks Saskatoon show go on sale tomorrow!