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Garth Brooks, NFL's Ray Carolin Make Big Donation to Toys for Tots

Photo Courtesy - GarthBrooks [dot] com(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Garth Brooks raised $3.5 million for flood relief efforts with his nine sold-out shows in Nashville, Tennessee.  Now, he's adding to the Christmas cheer with a big donation to Toys for Tots.

Brooks' pal, NFL album Ray Carolin, got on the phone and convinced Spalding Sporting Goods to donate more than 14,000 toys to the cause.  Carolin and Santa Claus were on hand Sunday afternoon to drop the toys off at the Bridgestone Arena, where Brooks continued his run of shows.

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Garth Brooks Kicks Off Nine-Show Run in Nashville for Flood Victims

Photo Courtesy - Garth Brooks [dot] com(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Garth Brooks launches his nine-show run in Nashville Thursday night, playing two concerts at Bridgestone Arena.  The shows will raise money for flood victims in the area, and everything from the set list to the merchandise on sale will be unique to this event.

Says Brooks, "I think if you're trying to raise money for people, make it a one-of-a-kind thing, and hopefully we'll get the max money out of our contributors."

Tickets for Brooks' concerts went for only $25, but he promises to give fans a show that's worth much more than that.  "Our job is to make them walk away going, 'You know what, I would have paid double for that,'" Brooks says.  "To think that it's all going for a good cause, then everybody goes to sleep feeling good."

Brooks' wife, Trisha Yearwood, and Nashville songwriter Karyn Rochelle will also perform at the shows, and some special guests are expected to pop up, as well.

Here is the rundown of shows:

Thursday, Dec. 16 (two shows)
Friday, Dec. 17
Sunday, Dec. 19
Monday, Dec. 20
Tuesday, Dec. 21 (two shows)
Wednesday, Dec. 22 (two shows)

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