GARTH BROOKS’ “THE MAKING OF DIVE BAR” EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE WILL AIR ON CMT ON JANUARY 18 AND 19 AS PART OF “GARTH WEEKEND”
CMA “Entertainer Of The Year” Offers A Compelling Look Behind The Scenes Of The Music Video That Garnered Over 30 Million Views In Five Days For Current Top 15 Single
CMT Promo Video Available HERE
Nashville, TN – Jan 15, 2020 – CMA “Entertainer Of The Year” Garth Brooks is offering fans a look behind the scenes of his first music video in 12 years in a special broadcast of “The Making Of Dive Bar” set to exclusively premiere on CMT on Saturday, January 18 at 12pm/11am CT, and will re-air on Sunday January, 19 at 12pm/11am CT.
Brooks co-directed the music video for his current Top 15 single with Blake Shelton, “Dive Bar,” alongside Robert Deaton, teaming up to make a one-of-a-kind concept. Brooks and Deaton share the process that went into making the video, including Brooks’ band members taking scuba diving lessons to bring the song to life and the meticulously shot visuals throughout. Brooks’ collaborator on the track Blake Shelton also features in the special, offering a humorous glimpse into the atmosphere on set for the video that garnered over 30 million views in five days.
“CMT Hot 20 Countdown” will also celebrate the broadcast premiere with a special “Garth Weekend,” featuring over 3.5 hours of Garth-centric programming for both of its weekend shows. “CMT Hot 20 Countdown: Garth Weekend” will air at 9am ET/8am CT on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19.
Brooks’ current single also sparked his DIVE BAR tour across the country, where the only way in was to win tickets via country radio. Brooks just announced he will extend the intimate tour into this year, kicking off in Boston where some inclement weather prevented the previously scheduled show from taking place and with more dates to be announced in the near future.
About Garth Brooks:
Garth Brooks launched the monumental The Stadium Tour in March of 2019. In the first ten stadiums announced, Brooks set massive ticket sale records, with many shows selling out in minutes and breaking attendance records. Brooks will continue the colossal tour in Detroit, MI at Ford Field on Feb. 22, Charlotte, NC at Bank of America Stadium on May 2 and Cincinnati, OH at Paul Brown Stadium on May 16.
Brooks has just made his catalog available on vinyl for the first time with his specially-curated vinyl package, LEGACY. During the first pre-sale, Brooks smashed records with 20,000 packages sold in under 18 hours, totaling 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.” Brooks also recently received iHeartRadio’s inaugural Artist of the Decade Award at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles.
CMA “Entertainer Of The Year” Garth Brooks has been awarded the honor seven times by CMA Awards as well as six times by the ACM Awards, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive seven 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 including being 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.
Brooks also hosts his highly popular Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Brooks’ 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. For more information please visit www.garthbrooks.com.
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