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Superstar Trisha Yearwood helps pull off this big surprise for her hit-making husband, Garth Brooks Nashville Country Club/YouTube screenshot
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Garth Brooks just marked a major milestone!

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, who’s been delighting fans on his three-year “The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood,” celebrated his 5 millionth ticket sold on Feb. 24.

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It all happened during one of Garth’s nine sold-out shows at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada. Representatives from Ticketmaster, Live Nation and the Edmonton Oilers came out to commemorate the country legend’s record-breaking achievement.

The celebration went down toward the end of the show when Trisha paused her own set to invite guests Jared Smith and Michael Evans to the stage. They honored and presented Garth with not one, but two plaques with the number 5 million on them.

After receiving his special gift, Garth turned around to make his way off the stage. But, Trisha pulled him back in for another big surprise!

Trisha welcomed Oilers Entertainment Group CEO Bob Nicholson to the stage. He surprised Garth with a banner that hung alongside professional ice hockey team, the Edmonton Oilers, and junior hockey team, Edmonton Oil Kings.

Oh, but wait! There’s more, y’all! Following Bob’s epic banner reveal, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky recognized the 55-year-old hit-maker with a sweet video message. He said, “I just wanted to say my congratulations to Garth Brooks on a great achievement. As you can tell, we have the greatest fans in the world in Edmonton and in Alberta. Congratulations to you and Trish on a wonderful night. Congratulations.”

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This isn’t the first time that Garth has broken the attendance record. According to his official website, back in the ’90s, he sold his 5 millionth ticket on his 100-city tour. However, this time around, he reached that number in just 60 cities. After the show, Garth took to Facebook to thank his fans for their amazing support!

Congratulations, Garth!

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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