Garth Brooks Asks A Shocked Aaron Pritchett To Open For His Saskatoon Shows

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Ask and ye shall receive.

Canadian country singer Aaron Pritchett was beside himself Thursday when icon Garth Brooks asked him to open his Saskatoon concerts coming this June.

The "Hold My Beer" singer was co-hosting Regina's Big Dog radio show as part of a promo tour for his soon-to-be-released album "The Score."

Regular hosts Mike McGuire and Kyla Rae offered the floor to their guest to ask a question during an interview with Brooks.

As a joke, Pritchett tried to slide a networking opportunity into the interview, laughing as he asked Brooks if he could pass along his agent's information, and a $50 bribe to sweeten the deal.

But Brooks took the offer seriously. He pitched his own deal and asked the B.C. native to open for his upcoming shows in Saskatoon.

Pritchett could initially only respond with a stunned, drawn out: "Uh."

"You play guitar and are you comfortable in front of people?" Brooks prodded.

Eventually, Pritchett found his voice and accepted.

"I look like a six-year-old kid," the Canadian singer wrote in a Facebook post the next day. "Thank you to Mike McGuire and Kyla Rae for having me and allowing for this to organically happen."

In another post, Pritchett credits Brooks as one of his biggest on stage inspirations, writing that he models his energy in his own performances.

The two musicians both use a distinct blend of country and rock in their records.

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Garth Brooks performs at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards last April.

Pritchett already has a strong following in the Canadian country music scene and has earned several Juno and Canadian Country Music Award nominations and wins over the last 12 years.

Many caught Brooks say "shows" when he made the offer to Pritchett. Initially, only one show had been scheduled, but when ticket sales started on Friday, six concerts total had been added from June 9 to 12.

Pritchett will be joining the U.S. country icon and his wife Trisha Yearwood on stage June 11, according to his Facebook page.

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