Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's home concert featuring 'Shallow' cover and other hits crashes Facebook Live
The duo chose to entertain fans with a special performance that took listeners down memory lane. However, it proved to be too much for the site to handle
Country music artistes Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood held an "at-home' concert on Monday night that caused Facebook Live to crash repeatedly as 3.4 million viewers tuned in to watch.
The Grammy Award-winning husband and wife duo are a fan-favorite on account of being country music legends. Brooks' popularity stems from his integration of rock and pop into the country genre.
His 'Ropin' on the Wind' was the first country album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and he has multiple best-selling albums in the US over the years.
Yearwood began her remarkable career with her self-titled albumin 1991 which earned her massive success and became the first female country singer to sell over a million copies of her debut album.
In addition to her musical feats, Yearwood is also a celebrity chef! She runs her own show called 'Trisha's Southern Kitchen' and has written several cookbooks featuring recipes handed down to her from her mother.
The two have been married since 2005, and have three daughters from Brooks' previous marriage to songwriter Sandy Mahl.
A concert featuring this legendary couple is expected to draw in a massive audience, especially at a time when everyone is looking for something to cheer them up, yet when the concert did happen, the response destroyed Facebook Live.
Fans joked about the crash in the comments, asking Brooks "Garth, did you break the internet?"
The couple, who are self-quarantined at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, decided to treat fans to a beautiful and emotional 'Inside Studio G' session, beginning with a clip of Brooks playing 'One Night a Day' on the saxophone during his 1991 'This is Garth Brooks, Too!' tour.
Brooks also mentioned he has been suffering from "cabin fever", which is a feeling of restlessness due to being stuck at home and isolated from the world.
He appeared to feel in better spirits after playing a guitar riff, stating "I need this worse than anybody." He added that there's a positive to being stuck in isolation: "You get to play your guitar walking around your home because – got nothing to do."
The couple also took requests and over 50,000 poured in, with many asking for them to cover Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's 'Shallow' from their movie 'A Star is Born', which the couple did.
They also took on George Jones and Tammy Wynette's 'Golden Rings' and sang a duet of 'Thicker Than Blood', with Brooks later saying "We're a blended family." A fan commented on this performance saying "My heart needed this today," to which Yearwood responded, "I think our hearts needed this today."
After Brooks declared that there would be no more requests, the couple sang Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' as well as 'Hallelujah'. Yearwood then gave fans a stunning performance of 'Amazing Grace', causing Brooks to tear up and say "We're all in this together."
Yearwood also surprised everyone, including her husband, by saying "I wanna play. Do not panic," as she took the guitar off his hands. "I've never seen you play," joked Brooks, to which she responded, "You'll see why I quit playing."
She then added, "Just love me. This is all about community, it's not about being perfect," before performing Linda Rondstadt's 'Long, Long Time' and causing Brooks to get emotional again.
The couple even engaged in some light-hearted banter about their early days in the industry, when Yearwood was just starting out and Brooks was a rising singer-songwriter. "You gave me a lot of songs that you took back," she joked, before adding, "That's alright, I'm over it."
Brooks quipped, "I didn't know we were going to go there on this one," and Yearwood began listing off all the songs he took back from her including 'Thunder Rolls', 'Victim of the Game' and 'Shameless'.
He added, "This is therapy for us." As the two carried on without an end in sight, fans finally asked them to stop and they got back to their concert.
When they began, Brooks was unsure that they would be able to sustain a half-hour concert, so when he was informed that they had gone over an hour he was naturally surprised. He said, "I have overstayed my welcome," before the couple decided to call it a night. "Everyone love one another," Brooks said as they ended their live session.
The concert was available to watch on Brooks' Facebook page but has since been taken down. You can check out previous sessions of 'Inside Studio G' here.