Country icon Garth Brooks has paid tribute to pal Oprah Winfrey for making a friend's dying wish come true.
Winfrey quizzed the star about why he sent her a bouquet of flowers recently for no apparent reason when Brooks appeared on her show on Wednesday (24Nov10) - and he revealed he owes the talk show queen a huge debt of gratitude.
He said, "One of my best buddies, Kent Blazy, is a songwriter; he wrote a song called If Tomorrow Never Comes... His wife worshipped you... She dealt with brain tumours most of the adult life that I knew Kent, and you were very sweet to let her come and be here at this show.
"When she came back and told me it was the highlight of her life, beings that I was in her life a lot... You have a gift that lets people think and believe with all that they should that anything's possible, you just do. That's what you bring. So the roses were just to say thanks."