Garth Brooks to perform at Calgary Stampede

One of the biggest in country music is coming out of retirement for the event.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Country's larger-than-life star and Golden Boy Garth Brooks is coming out of performance retirement to put on a one-night show at the Calgary Stampede this summer. He'll take to the stage, once again, at Scotiabank Saddledome on July 12th.

"Garth Brooks has a long history with Calgary,” Paul Rosenberg, Vice-President of Programming for the Calgary Stampede, told CBC News. “We are thrilled to have him here during our Centennial year. Garth is a country music legend; to have him perform at the Centennial Calgary Stampede is incredible.” Ticket info is expected to come out next Tuesday, April 10th at noon, Stampede officials are promising.

Garth Brooks is one of the most successful country music artists of all time. With 19 records under his belt, two Grammys, 16 American Music Awards, 24 Billboard Music Awards, and more than 90 million albums sold, he undoubtedly sits on the top of the heap when it comes to his respective genre. It was also announced last month that Brooks would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Coming in and out of retirement a number of times, Calgarians are beyond stoked that he'll be making a live appearance at the Stampede.

This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, which will take place July 6 to 15. For more info on this milestone event, visit their official website here.