GARTH BROOKS’ “DIVE BAR” FEATURING BLAKE SHELTON IS THE MOST-ADDED SONG AT COUNTRY RADIO TODAY
Brooks And Shelton’s “Anthemic” New Track Debuts at No. 16 on Billboard and No. 23 on Mediabase
“Dive Bar” Is The Highest Mediabase Chart Debut In Seven Years
Nashville, TN – June 24, 2019 – Garth Brooks’ “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) and “anthemic” (Billboard) new song featuring Blake Shelton, “Dive Bar,” is the most added song at country radio today with 135 total stations. Additionally, the song has the highest debut in seven years landing at No. 23 on Mediabase, and the second highest debut on Billboard of 2019 at No. 16. Fans can tune in exclusively to any country radio station to hear the song before it becomes available on Amazon Music as part of Amazon Prime Day. Praised as “an anthem that recalls Brooks’ massive hit “Friends in Low Places” (Billboard) “Dive Bar” is taken from Brooks’ forthcoming studio album FUN, and is his first musical collaboration with Shelton, whose current hit, “God’s Country,” is in the Top 5 at country radio. A preview of “Dive Bar” can be heard here.
Brooks and Shelton previously thrilled fans with the news they are set to perform the song live for the first time at a sold-out show in Boise, ID on 7/19, at a stop on the monumental THE GARTH BROOKS STADIUM TOUR. Since launching the tour, Brooks has broken attendance records in St. Louis, MO at The Dome at America’s Center, Glendale, AZ at State Farm Stadium, Gainesville, FL at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, two sold-out nights at Minneapolis, MN’s U.S. Bank Stadium and Denver, CO at Mile High Stadium. Additional upcoming shows are already sold-out in Eugene, OR at Autzen Stadium on 6/29 with Regina, SK’s Mosaic Stadium show on 8/10 and Boise, ID’s Albertsons Stadium show on 7/20 both selling out in under an hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city. Brooks also added a second date in Regina, SK on 8/9 due to demand.
About Garth Brooks:
Brooks has now gone vinyl with a new package titled, LEGACY. During the first pre-sale, he smashed records with 20,000 packages sold in under 18 hours, that’s 420,000 vinyl records. Forbes noted, “To put this in context, The Beatles were the number-one vinyl artist in 2018 with 321,000 sales over 12 months.” Additionally, Brooks just received iHeartRadio’s inaugural Artist of the Decade Award at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles. In October of last year, Garth Brooks sold out the first ever concert at Notre Dame Football Stadium. The concert, “GARTH: LIVE AT NOTRE DAME!” aired CBS with 14 million viewers. On November 20th, 2018 Garth released The Anthology Part III, LIVE, a detailed look at the electrifying concerts of Garth Brooks. He has been awarded CMA Entertainer of the Year six times, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 148 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame. Last year, Garth finished the three and a half year long, Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour played 79 cities, 390 concerts with over 6.3 million tickets sold, 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. You can follow him at: https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks, https://twitter.com/garthbrooks, http://instagram.com/garthbrooks
About Blake Shelton:
CMA’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His current single “God’s Country” is in the Top 5 at country radio with over 75 million on-demand streams. He performed the “southern-rockin’ country stomper” (Rolling Stone), which made its national TV debut on the 54th ACM Awards, on the road for his sold-out “Friends & Heroes 2019” tour this year. The arena run was one of the only nine country tours to make Pollstar’s Top 100 Tours in Q1 list. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Platinum-selling entertainer has earned a host of honors throughout his career including 20 ACM nominations and both the male and overall Video of the Year trophies at the 2018 CMT Awards. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. Off stage, he has teamed up with Ryman Hospitality to open a string of Ole Red entertainment restaurant venues, a nod to his 2001 hit of the same name, in his Oklahoma hometown of Tishomingo as well as Nashville and most recently in Gatlinburg, TN. Shelton’s most recent album Texoma Shore became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. It features the GRAMMY-nominated “I Lived It” and his 25th No. 1 song, the Gold-certified “I’ll Name The Dogs,” which boasts nearly 150 million streams to date. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously.
For Pearl Records, Inc.:
Kristie Sloan, The GreenRoom
For Garth Brooks:
Nancy Seltzer, Nancy Seltzer & Associates
For Blake Shelton:
Wes Vaus, Warner Music Group