Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton ‘Dive Bar’ most added at country radio

Brooks and Shelton’s “anthemic” new track debuts at No. 16 on Billboard and No. 23 on Mediabase

Garth Brooks’ “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) and “anthemic” (Billboard) new song featuring Blake Shelton, “Dive Bar,” is the most added song at country radio with 135 total stations. Additionally, the song has the highest debut in seven years landing at No. 23 on Mediabase, and the second highest debut on Billboard of 2019 at No. 16. Fans can tune in exclusively to any country radio station to hear the song before it becomes available on Amazon Music as part of Amazon Prime Day, a two day event this year on July 15th and 16th. Praised as “an anthem that recalls Brooks’ massive hit ‘Friends in Low Places'” (Billboard) “Dive Bar” is taken from Brooks’ forthcoming studio album Fun, and is his first musical collaboration with Shelton, whose current hit, “God’s Country,” is in the Top 5 at country radio.

Brooks and Shelton previously thrilled fans with the news they are set to perform the song live for the first time at a sold out show in Boise, ID on July 19th, at a stop on the monumental The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour. Since launching the tour, Brooks has broken 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, two sold out nights at Minneapolis, MN’s U.S. Bank Stadium and Denver, CO at Mile High Stadium. Additional upcoming shows are already sold out in Eugene, OR at Autzen Stadium on June 29th with Regina, SK’s Mosaic Stadium show on August 10th and Boise, ID’s Albertsons Stadium show on July 20th both selling out in under an hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city. Brooks also added a second date in Regina, SK on August 9th due to demand.

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