Video surpasses 30 million views in five days
Garth Brooks’ music video for Dive Bar with Blake Shelton surpassed 30 million views in just five days, only on Facebook. It’s the highest number of music video streams on Facebook in country music history. It’s Brooks’ first new music video in 12 years.
Legacy, from the record setting pre-sales this past spring, is starting to be delivered this month. With that, the 7 vinyl album and 7 CD package, is arriving at retail stores across the nation in preparation for Black Friday. The vinyl package broke pre-order records back in the spring, moving over one million vinyl records! While the pre-sale numbers may not qualify for the music charts, it was worth it to give fans a chance at a once in a lifetime, numbered limited edition package. Legacy is now available at Best Buy, Dollar General, Bass Pro, Cabela’s, Cracker Barrel, Costco and more.
The new single, “Dive Bar” is available on Amazon Music. The “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) and “anthemic” (Billboard) new song was the most added song at country radio upon its debut and is taken from Brooks’ forthcoming studio album Fun, and is his first musical collaboration with Shelton.
The single inspired a seven date stint of dive bar shows. The first Dive Bar concert was at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago in July. The second was at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA, in August. The third was at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX in September. The fourth one was The Barn in Sanford, FL last month. The fifth stop was at The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH, also last month.
Brooks just announced the sixth and seventh Dive Bar concerts will both be on Monday, December 2nd. The sixth concert will be at Prospectors in Mt. Laurel, NJ just outside of Philadelphia. Later that evening, the seventh concert will be at Six String in Foxboro, MA.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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