Country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have announced Brooks’ next album release date (the first in thirteen years) as well as where to preorder Yearwood’s upcoming album. Though Brooks has been keeping the new album title tightly under wraps, he has indeed confirmed that it will be available on November 11th, and it will be released via Pearl Records, his own company, in a new partnership with RCA Nashville. Specifically, it will be released through a newly created online sharing service Brooks co-created called GhostTunes, which according to Brooks is a new way for artists to sell their music the way they want to.
The name of the online sharing service is undoubtedly a reference to iTunes, which Brooks has never used to sell his music. He started GhostTunes to create a way of letting artists and their labels choose whether to sell music as full albums (which he prefers), or as singles. Other country artists who have taken advantage of GhostTunes’ unique services included Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, as well as R ‘n’ B artist G-Unit and electronic duo Disclosure (the site has a full range of genres available). Currently, Brooks has a “Digital Bundle” of eight of his studio albums, a double live CD/DVD of thirty songs and music videos, and his upcoming, untitled album which will include his current hit single “People Loving People,” available on GhostTunes for a mere $29.99. Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood’s upcoming album Prizefighter is available for preorder on GhostTunes currently.
Husband and wife team of nine years Brooks and Yearwood have been on tour together since the beginning of this month, and they have been revealing their next tour destination one city at a time. This weekend they are in Atlanta to kick off the first of seven concerts in the Philips Arena (starting at 6:30pm), after which they will migrate on to Lexington, Kentucky, and then later to Jacksonville, Florida in October. “We started the world tour here in ’96, that’s why we couldn’t start the tour here again in Atlanta, but we waited as long as we could to get (here),” Brooks told OnlineAthens.com, referring to Atlanta being the second town on the tour. “This is the place to play. Wonderful people so it gives you a lot of confidence out of the box.” The show dates for Atlanta include Saturday, September 20th at 6:30pm and 10:30pm, following by shows on Sunday, September 21st, Friday, September 26th, and Saturday September 27th, all starting at 7:30pm (though tickets are only available for the last three Atlanta shows currently). Purchase tickets for the shows here and find out more about Brooks here. and Yearwood here. Check out the new online music sharing service GhostTunes too!