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Jimmy Carter

Fans in low places: Sound woes mar Garth Brooks stadium show

Fans at the first big concert at Atlanta's gleaming new sports arena say a screeching sound made it impossible to hear country music star Garth Brooks' lyrics — even though they knew all the words to his songs.

Some fans left Thursday night's show early, WSB-TV reported . Others are asking for refunds.

Stadium officials are looking into sound quality in sections of the upper concourse, Mercedes-Benz Stadium said in a statement late Thursday. A breaker that powered speakers was tripped for "a small amount of time," it said.

Fans cheered when former President Jimmy Carter took to the stage shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday with Georgia native Trisha Yearwood, who...

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