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Man with special needs meets, sings with Garth Brooks before concert

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Man with special needs meets, sings with Garth Brooks before concert (Courtesy: Tracy Gotts)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WCYB) - Will Gott has always been a huge fan of Garth Brooks. His mother Tracy says he has sung Brooks' songs in church and school talent shows for years. On Saturday, one of Will's dreams came true.

It started out when some of Will's friends sent his story to a radio station in Knoxville. Tracy says the station forwarded Will's story to Garth Brooks. On Friday, Tracy says she received a call from Chuck, who is Brooks' road manager. Garth Brooks wanted to meet will before the Saturday night concert at Neyland Stadium.

Tracy captured the moment Will met the man he looks up to. The two joked around, and Will began singing "Unanswered Prayers" to Brooks, who then joined in on the song.

Tracy says Will is currently in high school at Sullivan South High School. Will was diagnosed with autism and is intellectually delayed. He has been in Mrs. Hawthorne's Special Needs Class for the past six years. This is his last year at the school.

What are Will's plans after he graduates? He says he is going to go on tour full time when he gets his own tour bus!

Tracy says it was always Will's dream to sing with Garth Brooks, and it has finally come true.