Country music legend Garth Brooks will return to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2018 – and he’ll be both the opening and closing act.
RodeoHouston made the announcement Thursday evening. Brooks stopped by – on his way to Austin, for South by Southwest -- to take part in the announcement.
Brooks, 55, last appeared at the rodeo in 1993. His debut performance was in 1991.
Brooks is the best-selling solo-album artist in American history, with 135 million albums sold in the U.S. – ahead of Elvis Presley. Only the the Beatles have sold more worldwide. In total, he has sold more than 160 million records.
He’s the only recording artist with seven albums to reached the diamond level of sales – “Garth Brooks,” “No Fences,” “Ropin' the Wind,” “The Hits,” “Sevens,” “Double Live” and “The Ultimate Hits.”
He has won two Grammy awards, 17 American Music Awards -- including the "Artist of the '90s" -- and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo-album artist of the century.