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Garth Brooks and Mike Fisher made headlines last week after Brooks posted a video of the two singing a duet. The collaboration was the result of a video Carrie Underwood posted of Fisher singing in the car along with Brooks’ “The River.” After seeing the video, Garth invited Underwood’s husband to sing with him when he makes a tour stop in Nashville.
But, the two apparently couldn’t wait that long to sing together. Against his wife’s wishes, Fisher joined Brooks backstage for an acoustic rendition of “The River,” something that Underwood was hoping wouldn’t happen.
“You cannot sing with Garth Brooks before I do,'” Underwood said recently. “When I was 10 years old I met Garth Brooks and said, ‘If you ever need someone to sing a duet with you, I’m your girl.’ So I’ve been waiting for that forever. And my husband who’s a hockey player is gonna sing with Garth? I don’t think so! I might cry if that happens.”
Well it did happen, and Underwood playfully threatened her hockey-playing husband with a shout out to hockey great Wayne Gretzky.
“How is it that my hubby, @mfisher1212 gets to sing with THE @garthbrooks before I do? As payback, I think I’ll try to see if Wayne Gretzky wants to play a pick up hockey game sometime!”
In a pre-concert live Facebook chat on Friday (April 8), Brooks answered a fan question about whether or not he would sing with Carrie Underwood now that he has sung with Mike Fisher.
“First of all, anybody and Carrie Underwood sound fantastic together,” Garth says the live chat. “And anybody and her husband actually sounds pretty good together, too. That was fun; that was a good little jab at Carrie, and I love her response about Gretzky. So I think the plan is, we gotta Gretzky now to get Carrie in full gear and get her out skating. I think that’s it … so Wayne, I’m calling you out, and trust me, it’ll the the best time you’ve ever had without those stinkin’ boys. This beautiful young girl from Oklahoma, she’ll steal the show.”
Brooks goes on to say that he has unfinished business with Mike Fisher. Apparently last week’s duet was just the beginning!
“I have a date with Carrie’s husband in Nashville to complete the duet,” he says. “This is gonna be good.”
No date has been set for Brooks’ Nashville tour stop, but you can be sure that we’ll be watching for it!
If you missed Garth Brooks and Mike Fisher’s ‘The River’ duet, check it out in the video below.