Legendary country superstar Garth Brooks took nearly 13 years between albums. Much to the relief of his fans, however, the long hiatus ended in 2014 with the release of his album, Man Against Machine. As part of his promotional efforts, he made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about what he's been up to over the years, as well as to perform a new single called "Aint Goin’ Down (Til’ The Sun Comes Up)."
But Brooks had a surprise in store for Ellen and her entire audience. He pulls out an acoustic guitar to perform "Mom," a touching new single that tells the story of a conversation where God describes what a mother is to a baby who is about to be born into the world. The lyrics are incredibly moving and are made even more poignant when you learn that Brooks' own mother, Colleen Carroll Brooks, passed away from cancer back in 1999.
Ellen is hardly a stranger to emotional moments on her show, but this performance was so stunning that it even brought tears to her eyes. Watch the video below to experience the emotions for yourself.
H/T: Brett Green