Garth Brooks fans who attended the Newark, New Jersey on Sunday had quite an interesting occurrence. Around 8 p.m., while an opening act was on the stage, the lights suddenly went out in the arena.
Naturally, while they waited for the lights to come back on at the Prudential Center, fans entertained themselves by singing a classic Brooks song, “Friends in Low Places.” Luckily, it didn’t take too long for the issue to work itself out and the show continued without any further problems.
Brooks had already played this same arena the two nights prior without any problems. Later, the Prudential Center representatives took to social media to thank Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, for performing at their facility. They did briefly acknowledge the power outage but failed to list a cause for it. Later, the electric company announced that the cause for the outage is still under investigation.
— Prudential Center (@PruCenter) December 4, 2017
None of the fans seemed to mind waiting for the show to continue after the outage. After all, they are pretty good at waiting. While Brooks has been busy touring the country for the past three years, it’s been more than a decade since we’ve seen any hits out of the country music singer. However, that all changed this week when his latest single “Ask Me How I Know” reached number one on the country music charts.
In all, Brooks now has 20 number one hits, but his last one for “More Than a Memory” came in 2007. After the single went to No. 1, Brooks published a news release discussing the new single.
“I’m so proud of the Pearl Records team for working so hard for this No. 1,” he wrote. “Congrats to Mitch Rossell on his first cut…so happy for you, pal! And to country radio…four decades later, thanks for still believing. I’m humbled and very grateful.”
Hopefully, this is just the beginning of a wave of new music we will see from the Entertainer of the Year.