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Oct 8

Garth Brooks: One of a Kind, Workin’ on a House

Garth Brooks photo by Mark Tucker, courtesy of Pearl Records.

Imagine you’re building a house and one of the guys in the construction crew turns out to be someone who’s been on your radio.

That’s pretty much what happened Thursday when Garth Brooks showed up in Birmingham to take part in a Habitat for Humanity home build. Garth helped install a towel rack, laid sod and painted, according to WIAT-TV.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to finish something and feel better than when you started it,” Garth told WIAT. “There are very few things in life that are like that, and this is one of ‘em.”

Garth was one of 300 volunteers taking part in the build, and he worked right alongside the home owner, Geri Smith.

“One of the biggest misunderstandings about Habitat is that they give away homes for free,” Garth told The Birmingham News. “They don’t. These people work their butts off.”

The construction work was not the only thing on Garth’s Thursday agenda. He was also set to perform at a Habitat dinner attended by former president Jimmy Carter.

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Posted at 10:09 am, October 8, 2010 | Permalink

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