Garth Brooks on Kenny Rogers: 'I Can't Think of Anybody Who Taught Me That Much': Exclusive

Kenny Rogers, who died Friday (March 20), was the first major act that Garth Brooks ever opened for. A few months after the release of his 1989 self-titled debut album, Brooks supported the northeast U.S. leg on the superstar’s 1989 Christmas tour. The friendship and lessons that Brooks learned from Rogers have stayed with him ever since. Brooks, who inducted Rogers into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013, remembers his early days with Rogers