Garth Brooks is full of good news this week. The superstar announced that he will be returning to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2018, for the first time since 1993, to not only open the show, but also to close it as well.
The 2018 Houston Rodeo is scheduled to run from Feb. 27 to March 18.
“It’s with great humility and great appreciation that we accept this offer to come here and play,” Garth said in a press conference. “It’s been a long time. The greatest gift I ever received was getting to go home and raise my babies. Thank you for that time that I got to go home. Now getting to come back here and play the Livestock and Rodeo, it’s going to be like old school. I’m just going to warn you now, you’ve got a year to prepare. Just make sure you bring a helmet because it’s going to be loud, it’s going to be fun and I’m really looking forward to it.”
It’s happening GARTH is opening AND closing the #RodeoHouston 2018! #AskMeHowIKnow He just showed up and said so – Team Garth #Houston #HoustonRodeo #rodeohouston
A post shared by Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) on Mar 16, 2017 at 4:39pm PDT
Additionally, Garth announced his new single, “Ask Me How I Know,” which will impact radio on March 27. This will be the follow-up to Garth’s Top 15 hit, “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance,” and the second single from his 2016 album, Gunslinger.
On his way to SXSW, the Oklahoma native posted a video on social media, teasing the new song.
“Hey everybody, Garth Brooks here,” he said in the video. “Houston, thank you. Great day, great start, I’ll see you one year from now. As far as South By [Southwest] down in Austin—what’s gonna go on there [laughs]? I know, ‘Ask Me How I Know.’”
See what he did there.