Garth Makes A Wish Come True
Rebekah Nickerson has wanted to see Garth Brooks in concert since she heard one of his CDs eight years ago, and now thanks to Garth and the Make A Wish Foundation, her dream has come true - twice! The Peoria Journal Star reports that Rebekah, her parents and her two brothers met Brooks in his dressing room before one of his recent Kansas City shows. Garth had his staff take the family shopping through the concert hall, where they picked up free T-shirts, CDs and key chains. He then invited them to a sound check, where Rebekah got to play the drums, tambourine and sing with him before he invited them to that night's show as well. During that second show, he spotted Rebekah in the crowd and sang "We Shall Be Free" to her because it's one of her favorite songs. Rebekah says she was "a little bit nervous" about meeting Garth and loves to dance to his songs. Her father was most impressed with the way the superstar took so much time to make Rebekah feel special, noting, "For whatever reason, he chose to spend the bulk of the afternoon making this one little girl from a small central Illinois town happy."