Country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will take the stage starting Thursday night in Honolulu.
They’re performing four concerts at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks.
They told KHON2 they’ve been touched by stories from the survivors they’ve heard this week.
“It’s just as fresh to these 100-year-old men as it is to the 20-year-old guys who are telling their story now. That’s what I was so struck by, how real it was for them,” said Yearwood. “It made it real for me listening to them tell the stories.”
“We get to come here and play music, and hopefully something good for our military and for the members of that memorial and for people who need to remember what courage is, what perseverance is, what America is,” said Brooks.
All of the net proceeds from the pair’s four concerts will go to Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.
The couple will perform an acoustic show different than the full stage production they’ve done in the past.
Brooks says fans will get to hear the stories behind the songs.