BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The bronze Garth Brooks Statue that once stood inside the Crystal Palace has officially left the building.
A team came to Bakersfield on Tuesday to move the statue that was unveiled at the Legends in Bronze concert at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace on May 25, 2005 — when Garth Brooks famously dropped to one knee and proposed to fellow superstar Trisha Yearwood.
Owens made a promise to Brooks back then to bequeath the bronze statue – worth an undisclosed many tens of thousands of dollars – to his friend.
The statue is being moved to Brooks’ soon-to-open, four-story bar and honky-tonk on South Broadway in Nashville, which will be called Friends in Low Places.
Brooks is expected to open the club with a concert Nov. 24, but nothing has officially been announced.