|Posted by Administrator on October 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Garth Brooks will perform a rare live broadcast concert special, GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, from the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 29 (9:00 – 11:00 PM LIVE ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This television concert event will feature Brooks’ final performance of his one-man show at the Wynn Las Vegas, which has played to sold out audiences for the past three years.
Throughout the show, Brooks will share his experiences listening to different musicians throughout his life, starting with the music of Merle Haggard and George Jones. Throughout the show, Garth will perform classic songs from his favorite artists and show viewers how they influenced his greatest hits.
“Blame it all on my roots,” said Brooks, “This is the soundtrack of my life. Growing up the last of six kids, music was the life blood of our family and as you can imagine, mom, dad, and each kid had his or her own favorite stuff and it all funneled down to me.”
“We’re thrilled whenever we get the opportunity to create a television event with an amazing live performer, and there is no one better than Garth Brooks,” said Jack Sussman, Executive VP, Specials & Events. “Garth will give the audience a rare opportunity to not only hear his classic hits, but also the music that became the soundtrack of his life and how those influences from the country, rock and pop worlds set him on the road to become the biggest selling solo artist in history.”
In 2009, Brooks announced that he was out of retirement and entered a multi-year “relationship” with Las Vegas resort developer Steve Wynn for performances at his Encore Theatre at the Wynn Las Vegas.
|Posted by Administrator on June 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
"I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I've got lots of family and friends who were directly affected," Toby Keith says of devastating storms that hit the area last month. "I'm proud to get together with some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting these communities."
Keith will bring in friends Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson and Trisha Yearwood to help him perform at the July 6 Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert. "Once we got the news that the tornado had hit Toby's hometown, Miss Yearwood and I told Toby we were at his service for whatever he chose to do," Brooks says. "It is an honor to get to be a part of this healing process." The show will be held at the University of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium in Norman, with proceeds to benefit the United Way Of Central Oklahoma's May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10am; all seats are $ 25, all inclusive, all seats reserved – eight-ticket purchase limit. Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm. For more information, visit www.tobykeith.com.
|Posted by Administrator on May 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
After spending three years at the Wynn’s Encore Theater in Las Vegas, Steve Wynn and Garth Brooks have announced a concert filming to extend six shows from Memorial Day to the 4th of July weekend.
The concerts will memorialize Brooks’ time with the resort magnate, and is expected to be available on DVD.
The filming will take place during two shows Friday, May 24, in addition to two shows on Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. July 4th weekend shows will include one show on Friday, July 5 and one show on Saturday July 6.
“Any day that Garth is in the Wynn is a good day for the hotel and a great night for the audience,” said Wynn.
Tickets for Memorial Day will be available for $125 this Monday (May 6), beginning at 10 a.m. PT at www.ticketmaster.com, at http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/, or by calling 702-770-1000. Tickets for the July 4th weekend will go on sale June 3.
Brooks began his run at the Encore Theater in December of 2009 and played the final show there in November of 2012, shortly after his October 2012 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
|Posted by Administrator on March 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced March 20 that George Strait and Garth Brooks, the two most recent ACM Artist of the Decade Award recipients, will perform together for the first time in history to pay tribute to Dick Clark at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The ACM Artist of the Decade Award will be renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award, in honor of the iconic figure and longtime producer of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, to be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists.
Dick Clark, who passed away last year, began producing the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1979 and helped introduce audiences all over America to the most talented artists in country music. Clark had long been an ambassador for a wide-range of musical genres and with his guidance, ushered the Academy of Country Music Awards through the decades to become one of the industry’s biggest events.
“It is truly appropriate that we pay tribute to my father, longtime ACM Awards executive producer Dick Clark. As one of the current executive producers and Dick’s son, I’m honored that George and Garth graciously accepted my personal request to pay tribute to a man we all loved,” stated R.A. Clark.
“He was a friend to all of us and helped shape our organization. There’s no doubt the Academy of Country Music wouldn’t be one of the highest-rated and watched awards shows without Dick’s vision and commitment,” commented Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.
“Dick helped make country music accessible to a larger fan base and his efforts will not be forgotten. Garth and I were so grateful when we each received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award, so it’s only fitting that we’ll be honoring him with this tribute performance at the ACMs,” said George Strait.
“I commend the Academy on naming the ACM Artist of the Decade Award after Dick Clark. Although there is no award the entertainment industry has that can match the magnitude of the star Dick Clark was, and still is, it is an honor to get to be a part of the Academy’s tribute to him. There may be others who have contributed as much to the music industry, but there is definitely no one that has contributed more than Dick Clark. He was music’s best friend, and a dear friend to me,” said Garth Brooks.
Recipients of the ACM Artist of the Decade Award include Strait in 2009, Brooks in 1998, Alabama in 1988, Loretta Lynn in 1979 and Marty Robbins in 1969. The ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award is an Academy honor bestowed on a country music artist only once every decade.
George Strait has won twenty Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Artist of the Decade award, an award that has only been given to four other acts in the Academy’s history. He also holds the record for the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He has sold more than 68 million records, garnering him 32 different platinum or multi-platinum albums resulting in the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait recently released his newest single, “Give It All We Got Tonight”—the first release from his forthcoming 2013 album, Love is Everything, due in stores on May 14. Strait also placed #1 on Pollstar’s Concert Pulse chart in March after the first leg of his on-going two-year final U.S. tour, “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” with special guest Martina McBride.
Garth Brooks is a pivotal figure in the history of country music, garnering over twenty ACM Awards, including six Entertainer of the Year Awards, an Artist of the Decade award, and a Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre. Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Brooks has sold in excess of over 128 million albums and has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. With his commercially savvy fusion of post-Merle Haggard country, honky-tonk, post-folk-rock sensitive singer/songwriter sensibilities, and '70s arena rock dramatics, Brooks brought country music to a new audience in the '90s — namely, a mass audience. Before Brooks, it was inconceivable for a country artist to go multi-platinum. He shattered that barrier in 1991, when his second album, No Fences, began its chart domination, and its follow-up, Ropin' the Wind, became the first country album to debut at the top of the pop charts. He is currently raising his children in Oklahoma.
|Posted by Administrator on February 26, 2013 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
The mega-stars continue to lineup for George Jones’ final concert, which is set for Friday, November 22, 2013 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sam Moore are the latest acts announced for the historic event.
The celebrity packed lineup also includes Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson. More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to pay tribute to one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists.
“Being joined by so many incredible singers while doing what I love will be truly heartwarming,” says George Jones. “It’s shaping up to be more than I expected or could have ever imagined,” he adds.
Tickets for the Nashville finale are available at all Ticketmaster locations or www.ticketmaster.com
George Jones, often referred to as the "the greatest living country singer" will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled "The Grand Tour". The tour is expected to make approximately 44 stops this year. The icon’s hits, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes", "White Lightning" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.
For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com