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Garth Brooks: Memphis is 'my kind of people'

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Excitement is building as the "thunder rolls" through Memphis.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood returned to Memphis to take the stage at FedExForum. Brooks' last show in Memphis was more than 20 years ago. 

"I like Memphis because it's a blue collar city," Brooks said. "It's work, it's work, it's work. Those are my kind of people. Get up every morning, go to work, pay your taxes, go to church on Sunday if that's what you do."

When Garth and Trisha first announced their tour, fans clamored for tickets. Then, the couple announced three additional shows in Memphis.

When Trisha thinks of Memphis, she wonders...what happened to her letter to Elvis? 

"I wrote him (Elvis) a letter when I was five or six asking him to marry me," Yearwood said. "I did find out, because now I stalk Graceland, that they keep every fan letter and they looked tirelessly for it. And now I'm pretty sure my mother just didn't mail it because I think they would have it. I think he would have responded."

Click here to watch the complete interview with Garth and Trisha

Brooks said he wants the concert to be a rocking and crazy place.

"I want it to be rocking. I want it to be crazy," Brooks said. "I want it to be fun."

As far as their relationship, they said they still 'like' each other after two years on tour together. 

"We do like each other and we like each other after two years on tour," Yearwood said.

While the four shows in Downtown Memphis are great news for fans, it could mean a traffic jam over the weekend.

There are about 1,500 parking spots spots available in the Toyota Parking garage near FedExForum. That means many fans will have to park elsewhere. And, all fans can expect to shell out quite a bit of money for a place to park.

Traffic will be heavy near FedExForum, so please follow traffic police for the best way to get to the stage and arrive early to avoid a big rush.

Brooks and Yearwood perform on Thursday, Friday, and twice again on Saturday.

"This place (Memphis) has always treated me like I'm from here," Brooks said.

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