Talk about a performance that was out of this world! Over the course of his career, Garth Brooks has performed nearly everywhere on the planet. Now, he can say he's even performed off-planet, too.
Astronaut Jack Fischer has been in space since April. Prior to launching, he tweeted his pre-launch playlist — and Garth's "The River" was at the top. On June 29, Garth played the live version specially for Jack.
The whole thing was documented on Garth's Facebook Live video series, Inside Studio G, from the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
"Awesome," Jack said after Garth and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, performed a verse of the song. "I've got goosebumps everywhere."
Prior to his performance, which was conducted via a landline telephone, Garth spoke to his longtime fan and Jack's crew mate, astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson, about their experience in space.
"It was so cool," the country superstar told People magazine afterward. "When you get to talk to two people in their field, it's cool to get to be in their life. And it's cool to get that pinch of reality where your music is in their life. I never can digest that, ever. It's just so sweet."
He added, "Your life is full of amazing moments and I just got to have one What I love is social media allows you to take that journey to actually see these guys and do this. In all honesty, I totally forgot that we were on Facebook Live because I was so involved talking [to them]."
After the performance, Garth and Trisha even took a selfie with the astronauts via a video screen in the command center.
"Could this be the longest distance selfie EVER? HA!!!! @Astro2fish @AstroPeggy @NASA THANK YOU!!! love, g & T," Garth captioned the photo.
This is what we call a space jam!