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He's one of the biggest country stars in the world and he's headed back to Minnesota. Except he's not coming here to put on a concert.

The Land of 10,000 Lakes has been home to a LOT of concerts by a LOT of big names recently. Like, for instance, Taylor Swift. You might have heard about her two shows that packed thousands of Swifities into U.S. Bank Stadium last June.

Or Beyonce, who packed thousands into Huntington Bank Stadium last July. Or Pink, who set a new attendance record at Target Field last August. Or Ed Sheeran, who packed thousands into the U.S. Bank Stadium last August. Or even Morgan Wallen., who's set to play two shows at U.S. Bank Stadium as well, set for June 2024.

Pink's 2023 Summer Carnival Tour performance at Target Field (CSJ/TSM-Rochester)
Pink's 2023 Summer Carnival Tour performance at Target Field (CSJ/TSM-Rochester)

And now we just got word that country superstar, Garth Brooks, is also coming back to Minnesota. The last time he was here in the North Star State, he played two massive shows at U.S. Bank Stadium back in May of 2019.

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But this time, Garth along with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, won't be coming to the Bold North to put on a concert. In fact, they'll be trading in their guitars and microphones for hammers and saws, as they help out with the 2023 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which will take place in St. Paul in the fall of 2024.

According to Twin Cities Habitat For Humanity, the Carter Work Project was first started by the former president and his wife back in the 80s:

During its nearly 40-year history, the Carter Work Project has traveled to 14 countries and brings together thousands of volunteers, celebrities, elected officials, and other VIPs to build homes and cast a global spotlight on the urgent importance of affordable housing.

Next year, the Carter Work Project will help launch construction on construction efforts at The Heights on St. Paul's East Side, Twin Cities Habitat's largest-ever development. The Carters have now retired from public life, so Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have stepped in to host the project each year, and will indeed be here in Minnesota next year. They just hosted the 2023 Carter Work Project, which took place down in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2024 will actually be the Carter Work Project's second visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity was also one of the host affiliates for the 2010 Carter Work Project when hundreds of volunteers helped build, renovate, or repair 26 homes in North Minneapolis and the East Side of St. Paul.

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