Garth Brooks tearfully told the story of how his chart-topping single “The Dance” saved one fans life.
On Monday, March 1, Brooks joined former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson on Episode 1 of his Serendipity Podcast to chat on the topics of ‘grace & mercy.’
During the near 20-minute discussion, the superstar and Johnson talked meeting each other for the first time, Brooks love for George Strait and more.
“What’s the most rewarding part about what you get to do in your career?” Johnson asked Brooks during the chat.
Brooks answered with an emotional response explaining that “it’s what it does for other people.” Continuing to share that he is “stunned” at the letters and posts he sees before recalling a letter he read that one fan sent him detailing how his song, “The Dance,” saved one fan from shooting their self.
The singer tearfully shared one fans letter that he said read, “I had the gun in my mouth, then I heard ‘The Dance’.”
“It’s that kind of stuff, where you just go, ‘thank you God,’ cause you know I never ever felt like I was worth anything,” Brooks explained. “You know, we read the Bible and you read all these guys and man what they went through, just to show their love for one another and show their love to Christ and i’m going shoot, I’ve never done that in my life, I’ve never ever even got close to being that heard or that hungry or whatever. And then to hear something cool that you had a part to do with is what is so sweet and so rewarding here. If I really thought though that it was Garth Brooks, I’d be all alone and none of this would happen, so these are all results of all the people being in the right place at the right time and something good coming out of it.”
See the full interview with Brooks and Johnson below.
Additionally, the award-winning singer has postponed his Charlotte, North Carolina stadium tour date. The new date for his show at Bank of America Stadium is Sept. 25, according to Brooks’ website.