GARTH BROOKS IS THE TOP SELLING ARTIST OF THE WEEK
GARTH BROOKS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, Exclusive to Target, Debuts at No. One On BuzzAngle Music While CHRISTMAS TOGETHER Debuts At No. One on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart
Nashville, TN – Nov. 21, 2016 – CMA “Entertainer Of The Year” Garth Brooks’ 10 disc boxed-set, GARTH BROOKS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, debuted today as the No. one best-selling album of the week with over 134,000 physical copies sold solely through Target, as reported by BuzzAngle Music. Brooks is also the top-selling artist of the week. The coveted collection includes Brooks’ highly-anticipated upcoming studio album GUNSLINGER (Pearl Records, Inc), that will be released nationwide this Friday Nov. 25 along with nine discs of curated music including 18 previously unreleased tracks, including a special 25th anniversary edition of “Friends in Low Places” with special guests George Strait, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban on guitar. Additionally, the duets album with Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, CHRISTMAS TOGETHER is No. one this week on Billboard’s Top Country albums chart.
“Debuting number one is always a thrill, and it’s really about making music and making that music affordable for people,” said Brooks. “We are very proud of the Target Boxed Set and the response has been both flattering and humbling. Ms. Yearwood and I have been threatening to make a duet record for years, and this Christmas album came together better than either one of us could have hoped.”
In the lead up to the national release of his studio album, Brooks has a stacked week of TV appearances as he stopped by The View this morning on ABC. Brooks will then be joined by Trisha Yearwood for more appearances this Thanksgiving week, starting with Good Morning America on Nov. 24 and they will also appear on multiple Disney holiday specials including The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC) on Nov. 24 at 8pm ET, Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration (Disney) on Nov. 25 at 8pm ET.
Garth Brooks just won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a fifth time, 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 138 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. Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. In two years the tour is approaching 5 MILLION tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world.
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