Garth Brooks recently set out on a new tour, but he took some time beforehand to answer fan questions.
According to Taste of Country, Brooks made an appearance with wife Trisha Yearwood at a pre-show press conference.
When one person asked if he was planning any special guests, Brooks revealed who he only wishes will join him:
“There’s a dream of mine that started with a Carrie Underwood post of her husband [retired NHL player Mike Fisher] singing ‘The River’ three years ago. And I told him, come on, let’s finish it here!”
He continued by saying that he’d tried getting Fisher onstage many times, but Fisher always refuses.
Although many would have expected Carrie Underwood to be the perfect duet partner, Brooks just enjoys Fisher’s voice. He said:
“I’m talking a kid who represents his talent great and classy, and has a pretty good singing voice too.”
Funnily enough, Brooks and Fisher already informally performed together about a year ago. While sharing the moment on Instagram, Underwood complained that her husband got to sing with her idol before she was able to.
She’d previously explained to Taste of Country her feelings on the duet, saying:
“I said, ‘You cannot sing with Garth Brooks before I do.’ When I was 10 years old I met Garth Brooks and said, ‘If you ever need someone to sing a duet with you, I’m your girl.’ So I’ve been waiting for that forever.”
Head here to learn more and to see the full pre-show Q & A.