Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Garth Brooks reveals "Gunslinger" as 11th Studio Album + Cuts Streaming deal with Amazon


Brooks' “Baby, Let’s Lay Down And Dance” Lands Top 20
Debut And Is The Most Added Song At Country Radio This Week

Nashville, TN- Oct. 17, 2016
CMA "Entertainer of the Year" nominee Garth Brooks continues to heighten anticipation and set the pace for the release of his upcoming 11th studio album, revealing to fans the cover art and title: GUNSLINGER, during his weekly “Inside Studio G” Facebook series.  Drawing inspiration from quarterbacks who make fast and fearless moves, the album title first appeared during this weekend's SEC Game of the Week on CBS, where his song “Pure Adrenaline” serves as the amped up theme.  The unyielding confidence of GUNSLINGER parallels Brooks’ live show, filled with risk, energy, heart and unpredicted outcomes.  The album will be released on Nov. 25 on Pearl Records, Inc.

The first single taken from the album, "Baby, Let's Lay Down And Dance" (Pearl), debuted today at No.19 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and No.36 on Billboard Hot Country Songs. It’s the most added song at Country radio this week. 
The single snagged Hot Shot Debut, Most Increased Audience & Most Added stripes
Brooks ties for his second-best debut of the past decade on Country Airplay, as the new single bounded in at No.19 with 12.1 million impressions and received 1543 radio spins thanks to 84 fresh radio commitments (ADDS) .

Brooks also started at No. 19 on Sept. 20, 2014, with “People Loving People” (marking the song’s peak). He is the only artist ever to debut at No. 1 on Airplay, as “More Than a Memory” entered at the pinnacle on Sept. 15, 2007.
“Dance” marks the highest arrival on Country Airplay since Miranda Lambert’s “Vice” entered the Aug. 6 chart at No.18.
Written by Brooks, Kent Blazy, Steve Dorff, Victoria Shaw and the late Kim Williams, “Dance” is the first single from Brooks’ 11th studio album, GUNSLINGER, due Nov. 25 (aka Black Friday).

Critics have leapt to spotlight the "surprisingly sexy" track with Rolling Stone praising that "the upbeat country tune with Southern rock-inspired guitar riffs has a timeless sound."

Published October 13, 2016
Labels: Pearl Records Inc
Time: 3:35

Background to the song:

"I get this feeling that I can't explain / Every time I see your face or hear your name / I just go crazy / Thinking baby, this may be my chance / What would you say to me / If I said 'Baby, let's lay down and dance?' / When it comes to love, my heart is black and it's blue / Swore was through with romance / But girl you're something, and I'm counting on you / You're my brand new second chance." Is this a hit song?

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"The album title GUNSLINGER came to me when somebody asked me what my favorite thing about being on the road was," said Brooks. "I said 'It just feels good to be out there being a Gunslinger again. Just aiming with the heart and shooting from the hip, that's what you do on the stage, right? And, lucky enough, you've got the ammo of 'Friends In Low Places,' 'Callin' Baton Rouge,' 'Shameless' and you do.  You’re a gunslinger out there. And each show’s different and you just shoot from the hip all night long.' As soon I said it, I knew that was the album title right there."

To view the entire episode of tonight's "Inside Studio G," click here. 

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Last week on "Inside Studio G," Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood shared that their first-ever collaborative album CHRISTMAS TOGETHER will be available to fans beginning Nov. 11. The new collection will feature duets, solo performances and special guests.  Additionally on Nov. 11, Brooks will release a 10-disc box set GARTH BROOKS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION through Target, which will include GUNSLINGER featuring Target exclusive bonus tracks.  This follows a stacked year for Brooks in which he also launched SiriusXM's “The Garth Channel." Curated personally by Brooks, the exclusive channel is also significant as it is the first time Brooks’ music has been made available 24/7 in one place, on radio or online and was celebrated at an intimate invitation-only show at The Ryman in Nashville TN at which the audience “echoed his lyrics, pumped their fists in the air and grown men wiped away tears.” (The Tennessean)


The wait is over!!! Garth is streaming!!!

Any song, anywhere
Tens of millions of songs with new releases from today's most popular artists. Listen ad-free with unlimited skips. Download for offline listening.
Amazon has “hand-curated” playlists and stations, and you can download music to your phone over Wi-Fi for offline listening.
Amazon Music Unlimited is presenting a fresh challenge to Spotify.
A panoply of streaming services puts pressure on each to keep innovating.
But if you’re comfortably ensconced in the Amazon ecosystem, or a Prime devotee, Music Unlimited is a welcome if imperfect addition to the mix.


Starting Today, Fans Can Listen To Hit Songs And Popular Albums From The Country Music Icon On Amazon Music Unlimited, Including The Latest Single—“Baby, Let’s Lay Down And Dance”—Off His Highly Anticipated New Studio Album, Gunslinger

In Addition To Unlimited Streaming, Garth Brooks Albums and songs
are Available for purchase and Digital Download on Amazon Music

Nashville, TN — Oct. 19, 2016 - Amazon today announced that music from the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks, is now available to stream exclusively on Amazon Music. This is the first time ever that music from the first and only artist to receive seven Diamond awards for seven individual albums from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is available to stream on-demand. Starting today, Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can stream the latest single, “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance,” from his upcoming new studio album, GUNSLINGER (Pearl Records, Inc.), in addition to Garth’s Diamond-selling album, The Ultimate Hits and the two-time Diamond-selling album, Double Live, which includes “Friends in Low Places,” "The Dance," "Papa Loved Mama," "Callin' Baton Rouge," "Unanswered Prayers," “The River," "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)," "Two Pina Coladas," “Shameless,” and “The Thunder Rolls.” All songs on Double Live will also be available on Prime Music.

More music from the multi-GRAMMY award-winning and Billboard award-winning artist will be added to Amazon Music Unlimited later this year, including his upcoming new holiday album with his wife and country star Trisha Yearwood titled, CHRISTMAS TOGETHER (Pearl Records, Inc.), and his highly anticipated upcoming studio album, GUNSLINGER, the first since 2014, which features the new single, “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance,” released just last week. Rolling Stone called the single an “upbeat country tune with Southern rock-inspired guitar riffs has a timeless sound.” The new song is streaming, as of today, exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited.

"It is a joy to work with a company that is all about the customer when it comes to service, and all about the music and its creators when it comes to the music,” stated Garth Brooks. “I applaud Amazon on their commitment to quality and thank them for this opportunity.”

“This is a landmark moment for both Amazon Music and Garth Brooks,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music. “Garth Brooks is a legendary country music superstar who continues to shatter industry records and amaze fans three decades into his career. We are honored to make his music available for streaming for the first time ever, exclusively on Amazon Music.”

The genre-spanning collection of Garth’s music, including studio albums and compilation albums, are also available for purchase and digital download in MP3 format exclusively on Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited will also be the official sponsor of Garth Brooks current record-breaking tour, which will go worldwide in 2017.

Garth Brooks has received seven Diamond awards for seven individual albums from the RIAA for selling over ten million units each, a feat only he can claim, and is the No. 1 selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. Throughout his illustrious career he has won the Billboard Music Artist Achievement Award, NACCP Image Award and has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York. Garth also just received his 11th nomination for Entertainer of the Year from the CMA Awards.

Listeners can also experience the magic of innovative new Alexa voice controls when listening to Garth’s music on Echo—no search or browse required. Just ask.
  • Ready to listen? Just ask, “Alexa, play Garth Brooks”
  • Want to hear the latest Garth Brooks single? Just ask, “Alexa, play the new Garth Brooks song” and Alexa will play “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance”
  • Can’t remember the name of a song from Garth, but know the lyrics? Just ask, “Alexa, play the song that goes ‘Swore I'd never compromise, but you convinced me otherwise’” and Alexa will play “Shameless”
  • Having a quiet weekend and want to listen to Garth and other country artists? Just ask, “Alexa play relaxing country music” and Alexa will choose a personalized playlist like “Acoustic Garth Brooks,” “Relaxing Garth Brooks” or “Campfire Country”
  • Want to only listen to Garth’s music from a specific time period? Just ask, “Alexa, play Garth Brooks 90s music” and Alexa will play tracks released by the star in that decade
  • Want to have fun while listening? Just ask, “Alexa, what’s the weather like in her heart?”
Launched last week, Amazon Music Unlimited is available on all Amazon Music compatible devices at a breakthrough price of $7.99/ month or $79/ year for Prime members (which is $6.58/month) or $9.99/ month for non-Prime customers. In addition, Amazon Music Unlimited is available with an exclusive “for Echo” subscription plan for only $3.99/ month for listening on a single Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap.

To start listening today on Amazon Music Unlimited visit

About Amazon Music
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