Garth Brooks To Guest Host The Ellen DeGeneres Show

by Jennifer Shea

Garth Brooks guest hosted an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that aired Friday.

The country music star announced the episode on his Twitter account after Robin Roberts tweeted that he did a “fabu job” as guest host.

Brooks and Roberts

“Robin Roberts is the,” Brooks tweeted. “You HAVE to hear the sweetest message she gives in these most uncertain of times. It warmed my heart.”

On the show, Brooks converted an audience member’s story about her mother’s broken food into a country song, ET Canada reported. 

“Your mama broke her foot, then she broke her toe,” Brooks sang. “But off to T.J.Maxx is where she said she had to go.”

Brooks and Roberts also played a game they called “Country Song or Country Wrong?” Roberts worked as a country DJ in the past, and she helped Brooks guess which song titles were real country songs.

They struck out on the song “If Love Were Oil, I’d Be a Quart Low,” which is actually a real song, contrary to what they’d guessed.

The Holiday Season Approaches

With December fast approaching, Brooks is gearing up for the holiday season with his wife Trisha Yearwood. Yearwood recently shared a story about Brooks’ Christmas gifts during an appearance on Taste of Country Nights.

“I was just talking about one of my favorite [gifts],” Yearwood said. “Garth is really thoughtful, much more thoughtful than me. So he will think about something and maybe plan it all year long, and he has done some incredible gifts for me.”

One year, Brooks got Yearwood a grocery cart. Not the most romantic gift? Guess again.

“We were talking about how when you get home with your groceries and you’re making trips, carrying ’em all in, it’s like, wouldn’t it be so cool if you had a cart at home?” Yearwood continued. “Well, he called my mom… And she talks about her hometown, Monticello, GA, grocery store. It was called Red and White — it’s no longer in business. But [Brooks asked], ‘Could we get a grocery cart from there, you think?’ So she went and talked to the guy who used to run the place and said, ‘Would you happen to have any of those old grocery carts?’ And he said he had about a dozen of them.”

The former owner of the grocery store said Brooks could have the grocery cart free of charge. It turns out Yearwood’s father Jack was a small-town banker who had given him the money to start the store.

“When we buy our groceries every week, we unload ’em in that little cart,” Yearwood concluded. “And that’s such a thoughtful, romantic gift. And that’s just one of, like, a million things. I wish I could be as thoughtful as [Brooks]; I’m workin’ on it.”