A news release says the day's sales set a record for tickets sold in Tennessee, besting a concert held by Michael Jackson in Knoxville that drew more than 72,000 fans.
Brooks initially retired about a decade ago to spend more time with his family, but demand for the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history remains high. He came out of retirement late last year, announcing a series of shows in Las Vegas that quickly sold out.
He'll now play six shows in nine days from Dec. 16-22. Tickets were $25 apiece.