Garth Brooks Debuts Love Song for Trisha Yearwood 'Stronger Than Me' at 2018 CMA Awards

Country legend Garth Brooks graced the Bridgestone Arena on his own at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards to debut a new love song, "Stronger Than Me."

Brooks performed the powerful ballad solo, with just a guitar for accompaniment. “Every now and then she just wants me to hold her/ But that don’t mean she’s weak," Brooks sang. "The fact that you’re unafraid to let your feelings show just means you’re stronger than me." The telecast cut to Brooks' real-life country superstar wife Trisha Yearwood throughout the rendition, clearly affected by her husband's performance.

"If I have a choice, I pray God takes me first/ 'Cause you're stronger than me," Brooks ended the song, and removed his signature hat to a standing ovation from the audience. 

Watch the emotional performance above.

Garth Brooks Talks New Song 'Stronger Than Me' at 2018 CMA Awards | Billboard