Garth Brooks has sold 136 million albums since the beginning of his career, making him the top-selling solo artist in U.S. history. He’s written many popular songs including "Friends in Low Places", "The Dance" and "More Than A Memory", and recently released an album in 2014 entitled Man Against Machine. In it, he covers a popular song by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler called “Mom”. The song was requested by one of his fans, Sophie Goudreau, during his performance on April 3, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada and inspired an unforgettable movement between the both of them.
It all started when Sophie decided to attend the concert with her husband Gary on her birthday. Brooks noticed Sophie holding a paper sign as she stood in the audience, then proceeded to sing “Happy Birthday” to her. When it was time for an encore, he asked her if she was a mom — her answer was an emotional one. She revealed that their son, Antoine, had passed away on September 23rd, 2011 at only three years old. It was at that point that Brooks delivered a stunning performance of his song "Mom."
The entire interaction was captured on film and uploaded to YouTube. Sophie commented on the video saying, “The most memorable birthday I could ever ask for! Thank you Garth Brooks, Gary for taking me to the show for my birthday, to the fan who took this video (I couldn't even remember half of what happened. I was so stunned!) and to Antoine for showing up on my birthday in a spectacular way! I had requested to Antoine and God in a prayer before the show that Garth sings this song for me especially. I never imagined it would turn out to be such a divinely well-orchestrated moment! Garth Brooks is nothing short of a class act. That is what I love the most about him, the quality of his heartfelt lyrics, his genuine love for his fans and of course, his God-given talent.”
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H/T: Kasey Salem