Eric Stonestreet Once Worked Security for Garth Brooks and Has Photos to Prove It

Before he starred as Cameron Tucker on ABC's hit comedy Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet worked security for country music star Garth Brooks and has the photos to prove it.

The actor took to Instagram on Saturday to share a gallery of photos of himself and Brooks from Stonestreet's time as security for Brooks' 1995 concert in Manhattan, Kansas.

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In the gallery, Stonestreet shares photos of Brooks onstage in 1995, while a serious-faced Stonestreet watches the crowd. Brooks signed the throwback photos for Stonestreet, writing "Here's to circles," on one of them.

Stonestreet explained the photos in the gallery’s caption.

"In 1995 I worked security for a Garth Brooks concert in Manhattan Ks. Last night I finally got to say you're welcome for keeping him safe that night and basically giving him the wonderful career he's had thus far. Thank you Garth for the amazing night I had with my crew slash squad," Stonestreet wrote.

Stonestreet also included short video of himself and friends singing along with Brooks at the show, as well as photos of himself with the country music superstar after Brooks’ show at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday.


Stonestreet will return to ABC’s Modern Family for its ninth season this fall while Brooks is currently on tour with upcoming dates in Atlanta, South Dakota and Canada.

Photo: Instagram / @ericstonestreet