Garth Brooks is without a doubt one of the most successful names in country music. Now the iconic artist is getting ready to launch his very own SiriusXM channel. The all new channel will feature songs from Brooks’ rich catalog including all your favorite hits, rare tracks and live concert recordings. The channel will also feature music curated by Brooks himself, as well as a hand picked team and special guest DJ’s.
Garth Brooks announced his all new SiriusXM channel over summer, telling fans on his website:
"It's rare to be handed an opportunity that can grow as big as you can dream. That is exactly what SiriusXM has just done. I speak for myself and the entire team when I say we are very grateful for this opportunity and very excited about its potential.”
SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer, Scott Greenstein is pleased to have Brooks on board, adding:
“In music, there are few groundbreaking artists, but there’s only one Garth Brooks. We are thrilled to have him running his own full time channel at SiriusXM. And we are so excited that our subscribers will now get Garth in their cars 24/7 and have a place to get Garth on their phones and online—something that has not been available in the past. Garth’s addition to SiriusXM makes our country music offering second to none.”
The all new Garth Brooks channel will be kicked off with a special live broadcast of Garth’s upcoming concert at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Brooks came out of a nearly decade-retirement in 2014. At the time, Brooks spoke to Minneapolis’ BUZN 102.9, about the new tour and getting back in the saddle (via Classicalite.com):
“As excited as you are, I’m a thousand times more excited. It was like a 4,000-pound weight that came off my chest when I just said, ‘Yes I’m coming out [on tour].’ The world tour is all going to be the stuff you know Garth from and all the new stuff that’s coming. I can’t tell you how excited I am about that. It’s a new tour. New Garth music that I hope gets treated like the old stuff.”
The Garth Brooks channel launches on SiriusXm on September 8. For more information please visit www.siriusxm.com.