Garth Brooks tips his hat to Sanford fans before show at The Barn

Garth Brooks greeted fans before heading on stage at The Barn.

SANFORD, Fla. — County music superstar Garth Brooks tipped his hat to fans outside The Barn in Sanford.

Brooks brought his "Dive Bar Tour" to the South French Avenue bar Wednesday night.

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Channel 9 asked Brooks what it's like to be back at The Barn after all these years.

"It's cool man, this is how it was when we got here. Everybody treated us like we were somebody when we never got to do anything. So this is cool," Brooks said.

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Tickets to the show were not for sale. Fans had to win them through Channel 9's sister station, K92.3FM, with only about 1,000 people granted access inside.

As Garth took the stage, the crowd sang along to all the star's hits, with many fans telling Channel 9 it was a night they will never forget.

"It was amazing," one fan said. "It was epic. It was the best thing ever. It's like a dream come true."