Garth Brooks is in concert this weekend in Pittsburgh playing to a sold-out crowd all four days at the Consol Energy Center.

WTAE’s Amber Nicotra & Kelly Brennan caught up with him last night during his sound check and he had something interesting to say about #7 and being a member of Steeler Nation:

July132013_GarthBrooks“What I love about Pittsburgh is its people. I’ve been a Pittsburgh fan forever, but it’s Ben Roethlisberger that said the quote that defined Pittsburgh, that I went, ‘Of course!’ They said, ‘What is it about Pittsburgh?’ He said, ‘People here expect you to get back up.’ That’s my kind of people. I love that. That’s a great explanation of this town – hard working, good, honest people.”

Ben shared photos (like the one at left) from a trip to Nashville in July of 2013.

He and Ashley were guests of Garth and his wife, Trisha Yearwood at their home for a private concert to thank supporters of Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids foundation:

“We are at an Appreciation Party for ‘Teammates for Kids’ with Garth Brooks and my wife is on Cloud 9! Thank you Garth and Trisha for your amazing love and friendship!” – Ben, July 13, 2013.

Teammates for Kids focuses on helping children in the areas of health, education, and inner-city outreach. From funding Child Life Zones for pediatric hospital patients, to raising money for youth sports leagues, to paying for complicated facial and dental surgeries. They accomplish these goals by partnering with professional athletes, corporations, celebrities, and individuals from the private sector.

You can learn more about Garth’s foundation here.

You can see more photos here & here.