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Tulsa Renames Streets to Honor Hometown Hero Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks‘ triumphant homecoming just got a little sweeter. The megastar’s hometown of Tulsa, Okla. has re-named several of its streets in advance of his upcoming run of concerts.

Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, are scheduled to bring their massive world tour to Tulsa’s BOK Center for a string of seven shows beginning Jan. 9, and the city has temporarily changed the names of several streets around the venue to celebrate Brooks’ return. The street names include Low Places Lane, Thunder Rolls Road and Shameless Boulevard.

Brooks hasn’t performed in Tulsa in 17 years, and he’s looking forward to showing some of his hometown friends a side of himself that they haven’t seen.

“The great thing that I can’t wait to see — there’s a lot of friends that we made that never had seen us as a musician or an artist,” Brooks says. “They know us as somebody totally different. So watching their faces that night I’m on stage, I think I’m gonna get to see a lot of reactions that I wasn’t expecting.”

He adds, “We did this thing for the Wynn for a television special, and I got a thousand calls from people going, ‘Hey, I didn’t know you were so funny!’ They know a totally different Garth back there, ’cause you just work together with them in the fields or whatever. And now getting to see it as an artist, I’m looking forward to that. It’s gonna be like going home again, but on steroids.”

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