Garth Brooks Performs “All-American Kid” At ACMs In Military Tribute, Introduced By Taya Kyle — WATCH VIDEO!
Garth Brooks gave an emotional performance of “All-American Kid” at the ACMs on Sunday, after a powerful introduction from Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, who was the most-lethal sniper in American military history before he was murdered at a gun range in 2013. Watch below.
Kaya Kyle, whose life with her husband was depicted in American Sniper, took the stage with “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell. Together, the pair paid tribute to Brooks’ passion for patriotism, and his support of the armed forces. Brooks himself then took the stage with a red, white, and blue guitar, and wearing a red plaid shirt to match. As he sang, members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines came out and filled the aisles of the AT&T Arena in Texas. The superstar seemed close to tears near the end of his song, and removed his cap as a show of respect.
O’Dell and Kyle then presented Brooks with the Academy of Country Music Awards “Milestone Award” for being the “Most Awarded ACM Entertainer of the Year,” having won the honor a record six times. The singer, who is in the midst of a major comeback right now after taking 14 years off to raise his daughters, began his acceptance by saying, “I want to take this second to thank all our men and women in the Armed Forces that are here and around the world protecting our freedom.”
Brooks went on to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, saying he wanted to “send this back to them.” Check out the video below.