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Garth Brooks Reveals Plans for Multi-Part ‘Garth Brooks: The Anthology’

Garth Brooks The Anthology
Courtesy of Nancy Seltzer & Associates

Garth Brooks is about to add “author” to his resume. The country icon has announced plans for a five-part multimedia series, Garth Brooks: The Anthology.

Announced Wednesday (Sept. 27), Garth Brooks: The Anthology will take readers inside Brooks’ career and rise to country superstardom. Part 1 of the anthology, due out on Nov. 14, is titled The First Five Years and will be an in-depth look at the first five years of Brooks’ career, as told by Brooks and those involved with his career during that time.

“You get to experience the beginning of Garth’s career … right there in Garth’s inner circle,” a press release explains. “You are there as “The Thunder Rolls” is recorded and about to be released by another artist. When “Friends in Low Places” and “The Dance” are almost never recorded at all!”

Accompanying The First Five Years will be a set of five CDs, containing never-before-released demos, outtakes and early songs, including two different masters of “That Summer” and Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood‘s very first collaboration. Additionally, more than 150 never-before-seen photos will be included as well.

Brooks is currently on the road for his World Tour, which began in September of 2014. The singer has previously said that he will wrap up the North American leg of his World Tour this year, then look at touring overseas; however, he has announced plans to perform at the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the 2018 Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

“I can tell you my retiring days are behind me … The only thing that’s going to change after December is, it’s just not going to be a constant appearance. You’re going to have to pick ‘em …,” Brooks says. “The great thing about the next year, 2018, is, we’re going to play some places for free. That’s what I like — just go for the reason of going there. And you get to play music. That’s cool.”

In March, Brooks released “Ask Me How I Know” as the second single from his newest studio album, Gunslinger. The song was written by Mitch Rossell and follows Brooks’ first Gunslinger single, “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance,” released in October.

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