Garth Brooks to hold Nashville benefit concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - October 28, 2010

Brooks made the announcement during a news conference Thursday morning at the state capital in Nashville.

Brooks is the best selling solo artist in history with more than 130 million albums sold. He began occasional performances at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas last December, but otherwise remains retired as he spends time with his children and Yearwood, his wife. This will be his only arena show of the year.

May's flood caused more than $2 billion in damage in Nashville alone and there was widespread damage throughout middle Tennessee.

Proceeds from the Dec. 17 concert will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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