As Garth Brooks heads to Washington, D.C. this week where he’ll be celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors, he and wife Trisha Yearwood are turning the occasion into a romantic getaway. 

“It’ll be real cool,” Garth said on Inside Studio G Monday night. “I think what I love about the Kennedy Center Honors is it’s all-inclusive…The fact that I get to represent country music, that’s cool.” 

Garth will be honored alongside legendary actor Dick Van Dyke, director and choreographer Debbie Allen, Grammy-winning folk singer Joan Baez, and violinist Midori. The special will air on June 6 on CBS. 

Additionally, the country icon continues to drop hints about upcoming show dates, teasing that he’s announcing a “monster” Stadium Tour stop after his show at Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on August 14. 

“To the people of Lincoln, Nebraska and especially the people of the University, I hope when we come and when we leave, you felt it was worth it. Thanks for the opportunity. It’s very sweet,” Garth says. “And, can I just tell ya, the ‘Monster’ will be announced right after Lincoln.”

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