Every week, country superstar Garth Brooks does a Facebook Live session with his fans normally titled Inside Studio G. This week was extra special, because his brand new single “Ask Me How I Know” was released the same day, Monday (March 27).
Instead of doing his regular Inside Studio G, where he talks his tour, takes fan questions, and usually speaks about something that is going on in the world, he took us on a wild ride through Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
His goal was to surprise Mitch Rossell, the man responsible for writing his single “Ask Me How I Know” while he was doing a radio interview on the Sirius XM radio show The Highway.
While he was giving fans a behind the scenes tour of the arena, which was set up for a Nashville Predators hockey game, Brooks’ camera operator told him that Rossell penned a note to him and decided to read it right there on camera.
Seeing as this is Rossell’s very first song to hit the radio, it was quite an emotional day for him.
“Waking up this morning just reinforced that it’s actually real. I moved to Nashville 7 years ago and I thought I had big dreams, but what I’m living is bigger than any of them. This is a fairy tale for me,” he wrote to Brooks. “Garth Brooks, you’ve changed my life as an artist, as a songwriter, and as a person. Your example has inspired me to be a better man. You’ve showed me what it means to be a great leader, you’ve showed me what it means to be a great husband, father, and friend. You’ve showed me what it means to truly appreciate your fans and those working behind the scenes. Most of all, you’ve showed me love. I’ve said it a million times, and I’ve meant it every time. Thank you.”
As the camera operator read each line, Brooks became more and more emotional, even wiping away tears. You can tell that as much as Brooks recording this song means to Rossell, Rossell himself means a lot to Brooks.
After the tears were gone, Brooks surprised the heck out of Rossell live on the air and they couldn’t stop praising each other! Watch the incredible moment below, followed by the interview.