CMA ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE GARTH BROOKS RELEASES “BABY, LET’S LAY DOWN AND DANCE” AS FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING 11th STUDIO ALBUM
Landmark Frito-Lay Partnership Offers Fans First Download Of The Track
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Nashville, TN- Oct. 13, 2016- Today, The United States of America’s top selling solo artist of all time and current CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Garth Brooks revealed “Baby, Let’s Lay Down And Dance” as the first single from his upcoming 11th studio album set to be released later this year by Pearl Records, Inc. Available now at Country radio, the uptempo track embodies Brooks’ unmatched energy and trademark sound, while remaining undeniably timeless.
“’Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance’ was just a fun title that Kent Blazy has had in his book of titles forever, always threatening to write it,” said Brooks. “So one day Kim, Kent and I sat down and wrote it. We got a little help from Steve Dorff and then Victoria Shaw finished it. In the middle of this, Kim Williams passed away. I’ve got to tell you, I love love love this song, but probably my greatest joy is the fact that this is a Kim Williams song. Not only did it make this record, it’s the first single off this record.”
Written by Brooks and long-time collaborators and friends Victoria Shaw (“The River”), Kent Blazy (“If Tomorrow Never Comes”), Kim Williams (“Papa Loved Mama”) and Steve Dorff, the new track will also be part of an innovative campaign kicking off today at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. As part of a partnership with Frito-Lay, Brooks will launch the new single with a download code on a select number of Fritos corn chips bags giving fans first access to the song today.
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Earlier this week on “Inside Studio G,” Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood also 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. Garth Brooks is the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA for over 10 million album sales each, and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history with over 138 million total album sales. Having received more than 75 awards, Brooks has earned nearly every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist including multiple Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT Awards, GRAMMY and People’s Choice Awards trophies. He has additionally been inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame, the International Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame. Brooks is currently on the GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR with Trisha Yearwood, which continues to smash records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and even himself. In two years, the tour has sold almost five million tickets making it the biggest tour in the world. For more information on new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.garthbrooks.com.
For Pearl Records, Inc.:
Kristie Sloan, The GreenRoom
For Garth Brooks:
Nancy Seltzer, Nancy Seltzer & Associates
For Trisha Yearwood:
Tiffany Shipp, Sunshine Sachs