On March 19, Garth Brooks played his first concert in Denver since 1996. The run was the first of a nine-show stint at the Pepsi Center, but the singer's nerves — if present — didn't slow him down.

Sure, Brooks' show has changed a lot in 18 years, but that hasn't stopped eager country fans from coming to see him. All nine of the superstar's Denver concerts sold out, and on the first night, he wasted absolutely no time in getting the crowd engaged, kicking off his performance with "Man Against Machine."

Brooks also performed his monster hits, and the crowd reacted accordingly, hanging on every note. Fans were loud and involved throughout the entire event. "Rodeo," "The River," "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)," "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House," "Beaches of Cheyenne," "The Thunder Rolls" ...  Brooks hit them all.

Trisha Yearwood joined her husband on stage about halfway through his set. They sang a beautiful (and close) rendition of "In Another's Eyes" while staring, well, into each other's eyes. Yearwood then had time to perform on the stage by herself, singing "X's and O's," "How Do I Live" and "She's in Love With the Boy."

Brooks concluded the show with a few covers by Billy Joel and Aerosmith, ending with "Standing Outside the Fire."

The country icon's show followed a visit to a local children's hospital, where he and his Teammates for Kids foundation opened a new Child Life Zone for sick kids and their families. See those pictures here.

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