Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks Surprises Fans with New Album Details!

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is never one to shy away from a request – he takes them in concert, encouraging people to bring signs to catch his attention. He frequently breaks into song live on Facebook while “Inside Studio G” when a title is mentioned. But this Monday, a follower named “Jack” may have made the ultimate request…simply by asking whether Garth’s new album, FUN!, is going to be released any time soon. The answer turned out to be sooner than anyone could’ve expected!

After confirming the album is complete, Garth paused for several seconds – live – before saying, “Jack – tell you what we’re going to do. We’ll get Amazon Music on the phone. You can stream Garth. Let’s release half the album on Amazon Music…tonight. Can we do that?” 

While specifics are still coming together – we’re still waiting for some “when, what, and how”-type info – we can tell you Garth’s been struggling with his desire to share new music at a time when so much else is going on. “We’ve had this discussion. I don’t want to be the guy that tries to do something in the midst where everybody is hurtin’,” he explains. “It’s like…damn it. The album’s ready to go. It’s just how do you get out and promote and be happy and jolly while everybody’s out there fighting for their lives not only physically, but fighting for their lives financially.” It appears a simple request may have provided Garth with the inspiration and answer he needed!

Garth Brooks is the 7-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, a first for any artist. He is also the first and only artist in history to receive eight Diamond Awards for the now eight albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each.  He remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, certified by the RIAA with 156 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.

In January, Billboard announced that Garth Brooks was the first artist to make it on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and now 20s. Garth debuted “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” in 1989. Now, with “Dive Bar,” a duet he sang with Blake Shelton, he makes his appearance on the list in 2020. The single inspired a DIVE BAR tour to dive bars in country music capitals around the country which will continue its run of stops through 2022. 

Garth has also now gone vinyl with his meticulously-curated vinyl package, LEGACY. This career-defining collection includes No Fences, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses and Triple Live, plus CDs with bonus tracks for a total of 7 vinyl albums and 7 CDs in each edition. 

In March 2019, Garth launched The Stadium Tour, which has broken stadium attendance records at every stop on the tour so far. Pollstar announced at the end of last year that The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour was the best selling country music tour of 2019. In 2017, Garth finished the three-and-a-half-year long Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour sold over 6.3 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest American tour in the world.

Garth also has Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EST.

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