Chase Rice dropped by “Inside Studio G” earlier this week, to announce that he will be the special guest joining Garth Brooks this Saturday, February 22nd, at the Detroit Lions’ Ford Field. The announcement brings full circle a story that began last summer.
When Rice stopped by the “Entertainment Tonight” broadcast from Downtown Nashville during CMA Fest, he was surprised with a special co-host – his lifelong idol, Garth Brooks.
While chatting about Rice’s goal of someday playing the stadium across the river, Brooks made quite the proposal: “Let’s do a deal, okay? Let’s say if we ever did play Nissan Stadium, you want to open that show?” Watch the special moment HERE.
Turns out, Brooks was eager to make that deal a reality sooner than later and instead invited Rice to open his stadium show this weekend in Detroit, Michigan.
“Growing up, Garth was it for me,” explains Rice. “He was the first concert I ever saw as a kid growing up in North Carolina, and like I told him when he surprised me on set – he’s the reason I play country music today. To open a show for him, let alone in a massive stadium like Ford Field, is an absolute dream come true.”