Series is set to premiere in fall 2019
A&E has announced a four-part documentary about Garth Brooks. Garth: The Road I’m On (working title) is part of the network’s Biography franchise and is slated to air in the fourth quarter of 2019. The network made the announcement during its Upfront presentation in New York on Wednesday (Mar 27th).
The network explains the series highlighting Brooks’ prolific career through never-before-seen interviews with Brooks, wife Trisha Yearwood, his original road band and other personal and professional figures. It promises “unprecedented behind-the-scenes access” from Brooks’ record-setting stadium tour that launched earlier this month with a sold out show in St. Louis, according to Deadline.
“The Biography brand continues to be the gold standard for superior biographical storytelling, and we are truly honored to have the opportunity to partner with the iconic Garth Brooks,” A&E programming chief Elaine Frontain Bryant stated to potential advertisers. “The story of his meteoric rise to fame is one of true grit, talent and sacrifice with him reaching a level of global success very few have ever achieved, and we couldn’t think of a better platform than Biography to share his personal journey with viewers for the first time.”
Brooks was on hand for the announcement and told the crowd that A&E topped his list of prospective partners for the documentary. “If I was ever going to do a documentary on my life and music, I wanted A&E to do it,” he said. “They have interviewed all the people who would know what the true stories are, so no matter how this turns out … I can’t say it isn’t the truth.”
Brooks first made mention of the documentary during the St. Louis show. He explained it the following Monday on his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G. “I’m glad you are [ready for the documentary],” Brooks stated during the broadcast. “We’ve never let anybody behind the curtain ever! Because you know the private life, if you want a private life in this business, keep it private, right?”
Garth: The Road I’m On is produced by Film 45 and Endeavor Content’s nonscripted division for A&E Network.
Brooks is five for five on his stadium tour with all previously announced dates sold out. The country superstar announced that the sixth stop on the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour will be Saturday, June 8th in Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver.
Tickets will be on sale Friday, April 5th at 10 am MDT. There will be an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or either Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. Please note there will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on April 5th.
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