Garth Brooks chokes up and has to restart performance during live holiday special

Kylie Mar
·Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment
·2 min read

During the Garth and Trisha Live! holiday concert event on CBS Sunday night, viewers were able to request songs via social media throughout using the hashtag #GarthandTrishaLIVE.

After many viewers began to request Garth Brooks's Christmas classic "Belleau Wood," a song the country singer co-wrote and released in the '90s about events that happened on the front lines during Christmas in World War I, Trisha Yearwood told her husband, "Good luck, buddy. This one makes me cry and I never cry."

Prior to the performance, Brooks shared that he usually does an abbreviated version of the song. However, on Sunday, he insisted on singing the whole thing, which made it even harder for him to make it through to the end.

Viewers at home also got emotional during the performance of the heartfelt song, which discusses the heartbreaking cost of war, and highlights both triumph and tragedy as opponents find peace and unity. And that makes it a great beacon of hope during this particular holiday season.

Garth and Trisha Live! aired Sunday December 20th at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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