As first reported by Billboard, legendary country music entertainer Garth Brooks is gearing up to drop a 5-part multi-media anthology covering the span of his illustrious music career. Part one, covering his first five years as an artists, it slated for release on November 14th. The collection will be available through several retailers, including Target, Walmart, Amazon, Costco, and Barnes & Noble, at a list price of $39.98.
Part 1: The First Five Years, documents the Oklahoman’s experiences from 1989-1993 in his own words and tells the stories behind creating his first five albums for Capitol Nashville. The 240-page hardcover book includes more than 150 rare photos and five CDs touting 52 tracks— including outtakes, first takes, demos, and masters.
“My favorite thing about Part 1 was what I learned,” the iconic performer exclusively shared with the outlet “I had no idea that [songwriter] Tony Arata’s first cut in Nashville was ‘The Dance.’ I would have thought it had to be his 20th. I was very aware of my stuff, but there are so many stories from [producer] Allen Reynolds, [songwriter] Pat Alger, Bob Doyle and others.”
The remaining four parts of the anthology will document the remainder of the 1990’s and extend into present day. Each piece of the anthology will also have its own two to two-and-a-half hour documentary to go along with it. The documentary series is expected to debut in early 2018 and run between 10 and 12 hours in total.
“What I love about it is our world is made up of so few people [and] we’ve all been together so long. You get to hear the voice of every one of these people,” Brooks mused about the various individuals contributing their stories to his lofty project. “There are seven guys who played those first 50 songs in the first five years, there’s one engineer, one producer. Their voices are alive and well. They are the ones that were there every day.”
Brooks and some special guests featured in the anthology will discuss the new release on via Inside Studio G Facebook on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. ET.
Garth and wife Trisha Yearwood are currently winding down their 3-year North American tour, which will wrap in December. Brooks was also recently announced as a headliner at Stagecoach 2018, alongside Keith Urban and country duo Florida Georgia Line.
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