Official Walmart press release about Garth Brooks boxed set

Music legend Garth Brooks has once again partnered with Walmart to be the exclusive retail destination for his music. Starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Garth’s new limited-edition “Blame It All On My Roots” box set will be available at Walmart stores nationwide for $24.96.

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Energized by the last four years of his intimate, one-man show at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, playing the songs that inspired him growing up, Garth has created and recorded special versions of the tribute songs in his one-man show. Not only does the eight-disc box set feature four new studio albums with 44 Classic Country covers, but also, Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul and songs from Garth’s favorite singer-songwriters. Songs include covers of James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire,” Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It through the Grapevine” and more.

Garth Brooks said, “What a great luxury to have, the world’s largest retailer as a partner to bring my new music to the people! Walmart has been responsible for the majority of our record sales since I started selling music. So it makes total sense that they are the exclusive place to get the new Garth music this Holiday season…Blame It All On My Roots!”

“Our customers love Garth Brooks and we’re glad to give them exclusive access to his newest album,” said Laura Phillips, Walmart’s senior vice president of Entertainment in the U.S. “As Walmart’s top-selling musical artist of all time, we know Garth’s new box set Blame It All On My Roots will be a gift millions of customers will give this Christmas.”

Seven years ago, Garth Brooks and Walmart joined forces to release a boxed set that produced the number one single and instant classic, “Good Ride Cowboy,” a tribute to Chris Leduc.  Also included, was Brooks’ Ultimate Hits which made history when, “More Than a Memory” was released and produced the only single in country music history to ever debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, a record still unequaled. Now, with his latest offering, the Blame It All On My Roots boxed set, Garth Brooks has returned to the studio and recorded the music that influenced him and helped create the sound of Garth, which will no doubt make history again.

Billy Panda, a legendary Nashville sessions player said about the recordings, “One of the greatest entertainers, ever, doing over 40 of the greatest songs of all time – this is epic.”

Included in the boxed set, Blame It All On My Roots

  • Eight discs total, six CDs and two DVDs, over seven hours of entertainment including 77 songs and a new photo booklet
  • Four new studio albums that include 44 cover songs from Garth’s time at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas that span genres including Classic Country, Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul and Melting Pot.
  • A two hour DVD of Garth’s Wynn performance.
  • Two CDs containing 33 songs from The Ultimate Hits (plus the bonus track, “Leave A Light On”) and a DVD with music videos for the 33 song tracks.
  • The boxed set retails for $24.96 and is available exclusively at Walmart, Sam’s Club and on Walmart.com.

About Garth Brooks
Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks has sold in excess of 128 million albums and has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. In 2001, Garth retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. In 2008 The President Elect, himself, requested that Garth headline President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of over 300,000 did the “wave” to Garth’s performance of “Shout” while the President sang along. That same year the Governor of California asked Garth to help the State. Garth performed 5 concerts in 2 days with the proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold donated to efforts to prevent fire catastrophes. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, “Garth Brooks: Live in L.A.” allowing viewers to donate as well.

In December 2010, Garth finished an astonishing 9 sold out concerts in 6 days to raise money for the flood relief efforts in Tennessee. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth The Person of the Week and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record December for downtown Nashville merchants due to the over 145,000 who attended the concerts.

In January, 2012 he was named the best selling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielson and Soundscan, with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The sell out 15,000+ seats happened in less then a minute. Garth was recently inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Performing for his induction were his heroes George Strait, James Taylor and Bob Seger.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our more than 11,000 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visitingcorporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Accomplished Drummer & Percussionist / Owner & Founder of The Music Universe and Atolma Productions.

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