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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2008 file photo, country singer Garth Brooks performs during a charity concert in Los Angeles, to benefit the Southern California 2008 Fire Intervention Relief Effort (F.I.R.E). Brooks is going to be very busy in December. Brooks sold more than 140,000 tickets Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 2010, and his benefit concert for Nashville, Tenn., flood relief ballooned from one show to nine. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Photo by: Mark J. Terrill
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2008 file photo, country singer Garth Brooks performs during a charity concert in Los Angeles, to benefit the Southern California 2008 Fire Intervention Relief Effort (F.I.R.E). Brooks is going to be very busy in December. Brooks sold more than 140,000 tickets Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 2010, and his benefit concert for Nashville, Tenn., flood relief ballooned from one show to nine. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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