Garth Brooks will return to Las Cruces, N.M., for the first time in over two decades. The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood will head to Pan American Center on April 8, marking the first time Brooks has played the state in 21 years.

Tickets to Brooks' only New Mexico tour stop go on sale Feb. 17 at 10AM MST. There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster and cost $74.98.

Brooks is currently on year three of his Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood, which marked his return to the road after a long period of semi-retirement. The tour kicked off with 11 sold out shows in Chicago and continues to break records previously held by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and even Brooks himself.

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The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year recently sat down with Taste of Country to answer the long debated question: what is country music?

“It’s sincerity,” Brooks tells Taste of Country of the genre’s definition. “That’s all it is. It’s sincerity and it’s real. People today are saying, ‘Hey, is today’s country music real because it has hip-hop and dance in it?’ When we came out, we were the guys who weren’t considered real country at all because we had Boston, Queen, Styx in our stuff along with [Merle] Haggard and [George] Jones. Well, they’ve got Brooks, [Tim] McGraw, [Kenny] Chesney along with hip-hop and dance. It only makes sense. Country music is what is sincere, that’s the main thing.”

Brooks released a new album, Gunslinger, in November. He plans to wrap the U.S. leg of his tour this year in Nashville before turning his attention to some overseas dates. That final date has not been announced.

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