Garth Brooks has revealed the title of his new album is Gunslinger. The announcement was made during the SEC on CBS Game of the Week on Saturday (Oct 15th). The album drops everywhere on Black Friday, November 25th, but will be part of The Ultimate Collection Target box set two weeks early on November 11th.
On Thursday (Oct 13th), Brooks released “Baby, Let’s Lay Down And Dance” as the first single from Gunslinger. Fritos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, has teamed up with Brooks to offer fans an exclusive chance to download the song.
Starting this month, anyone who purchases a bag of Fritos Corn Chips will find a code on the bag that allows them to get a free download. The free download is part of an exclusive partnership, which means Fritos fans will be among the first with access to the new song through the end of 2016.
“You don’t get any bigger or better than Garth Brooks, and we’re completely honored to help give fans a fun way to discover his newest work.”
“You don’t get any bigger or better than Garth Brooks, and we’re completely honored to help give fans a fun way to discover his newest work,” said Christina Clarke, senior director of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. “Fritos has been an American icon satisfying fans for more than 80 years, so it’s only fitting that we’d be teaming up with a legendary icon like Garth Brooks for an unprecedented offer like this.”
In addition to his upcoming studio album, Brooks plans to release a 25th Anniversary Edition of his RIAA-certified Diamond album No Fences and an album of holiday duets with wife and fellow country musician Trisha Yearwood, called Christmas Together. Later this year, as part of Brooks’ partnership with Frito-Lay, discounts on both albums will be offered exclusively to fans who purchase a bag of Fritos corn chips.
Brooks is slated to reveal the album cover on Monday’s (Oct 18th) Inside Studio G on Facebook. As with his previous releases, a Limited First Edition cover will be offered along with exclusive bonus tracks via The Ultimate Collection through Target.
Brooks has also confirmed that a streaming deal is set to be announced within the next week. Stay tuned for more details.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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