Garth Brooks is the best-selling solo artist of the 20th century in America — he'll play nine shows at the Pepsi Center starting next week. And he's used plenty of that money for philanthropic goals. He has also been exceedingly giving of his time and gone above and beyond for his fans. These six moments prove that he is one of the most generous mega-star musicians out there.
1. Garth Brooks started the Teammates for Kids Foundation in 1999, a foundation that provides financial aid to children’s charities.
2. He helped rebuild homes in Haiti after the earthquake of 2012.
3. At a show last fall in Minneapolis, he was performing in Minneapolis, where a woman in the crowd was holding up a sign that read, "Chemo this morning. Garth tonight. Enjoying 'The Dance.' " She had stage-three breast cancer. He then serenaded her with the song and afterwards, traded his guitar for her sign.
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4. After the 2007 California Wildfires, Brooks announced he would perform a charity concert even though he was technically retired at the time. Tickets sold out within minutes, so he announced three more shows.
5. In 2010, he played nine shows in less than a week to benefit flood victims in Nashville, raising over five million dollars.
6. He has donated to Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Project Clean Water, Smiles for Life, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.