Garth Brooks announces Blake Shelton duet

The pair will perform the new single live for the first time at Brooks’ Boise show

Garth Brooks surprised fans with upcoming new music today (Wed, June 5th), revealing that he will duet with Blake Shelton on the track “Dive Bar.” Announcing the news during an interview with Entertainment Tonight at Shelton’s Ole Red Bar in Nashville, TN, Brooks also shared that fans will get to hear the song for the first time live when he and Shelton perform the track at Brooks’ Boise, ID’s Albertsons Stadium show on July 19th. Co-written by Mitch Rossell/Bryan Kennedy/Garth Brooks, “Dive Bar” is taken from his forthcoming studio album Fun and will be available at country radio on Tuesday, June 18th at 6 am ET. This Saturday (June 8th), Brooks will play a sold out show at Denver, CO’s Mile High Stadium.

Brooks is planning to film his first official music video in ten years for the track. “I think we have to [make a music video]!” he tells Nancy O’Dell. “I don’t know when the last time we did a country music video was, but you don’t want to pass this opportunity up. It’s going to be fun.”

Brooks’ upcoming performance and live song debut with Shelton in Boise, ID is a stop on his monumental stadium tour. Since launching the tour, Brooks has played consecutive sell outs, breaking attendance records in St. Louis, MO at The Dome at America’s Center, Glendale, AZ at State Farm Stadium, Gainesville, FL at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and two sold-out nights at Minneapolis, MN’s U.S. Bank Stadium. Additional upcoming shows are already sold out in Denver, CO at Mile High Stadium on June 8th; Eugene, OR at Autzen Stadium on June 29th with Boise, ID’s Albertsons Stadium show on July 20th selling out in under an hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city.

Brooks has yet to reveal the release date for Fun, but has released several tracks from it over the past year.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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