Garth Brooks teams with Words With Friends

Country superstar is co-hosting mobile game show

Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has unveiled a collaboration with Garth Brooks, in its hit game, Words With Friends 2. Kicking off a multi-month celebration of the game franchise’s tenth anniversary, and Brooks’ unprecedented career as a recording artist, players and fans will be treated to Garth-themed in-game activities and ongoing announcements starting with today’s reveal of ‘Journey’ as the game’s ‘Word of the Year’.

Garth Brooks and Words With Friends are celebrating their 2019 milestones by giving fans new ways to interact with Brooks and the game. On May 1st, Brooks will co-host Words With Friends LIVE, the nightly trivia game broadcast within Words With Friends 2. In conjunction, the final pre-order window for special numbered editions of The Legacy Collection, Brooks’ seven-disc vinyl box set commemorating his entire career, will open on that same day at 4 pm PT via Previous pre-orders for the box set have sold out in a matter of hours, with the first window for the collection selling 420,000 vinyls within 18 hours.

“For years, Words With Friends has been bringing the world together to play and build relationships between families, strangers, and friends,” states Brooks. “Their JOURNEY leads those who play to each other. I am a big fan and big player of Words With Friends and my relationships with my family and friends are better for it. It is an honor to team with them to spread the words of LOVE, MUSIC, and UNITY.”

“Garth’s incredible chart-topping music catalog and packed stadium performances unite millions of people around the globe,” says Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga. “We are proud and humbled that Words With Friends will be a powerful new platform for Garth to engage with his fans and fellow players, alongside the scores of friendships that have been born in the game. 2019 marks big milestones for Garth and Words With Friends – as well as a ‘friendiversary’ for the many connections made in the game.”

To join Garth Brooks in his Words With Friends LIVE co-hosting debut, log in to Words With Friends 2 on Wednesday, May 1st at 9:15 pm ET/6:15 pm PT. Words With Friends 2 is available for free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices.

In Legacy, there are seven vinyl albums, with seven separate CDs of the same titles including bonus tracks not found on the vinyl. The albums are Triple Live, a three disc set that brings his recent record-shattering tour with Trisha Yearwood to life, No Fences, The Chase, In Pieces and Fresh Horses. Each three box set is $129.99, including shipping, and will take eight months to make in four different countries. Only United States residents are able to pre-order the numbered editions, but Brooks encourages fans around the world to get in touch with someone who can ship a copy to their country. Each set will be available separately for retail this fall.

Dates are very important to Brooks, so buying during the pre-sale allows fans to select the six digit number that goes on the side of each of the three boxes, making it very commemorative. The six digit numbers that Brooks has reserved are his wedding anniversary, the birthdays of his children and 000001.

Beginning in 1989 with his self-titled debut album, Garth Brooks has shattered recording and live show records across his career in country music. The first and only artist to win the CMA Award for “Entertainer of the Year” six times, Brooks is also the first artist in history to receive seven Diamond Awards for seven albums and with over 148 million albums sold, is the No. 1 selling solo artist in US history. An inductee to the International Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame, Brooks has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow. His 2019 stadium shows have broken attendance records at each stop, following a three-and-a-half year world tour that ranks as the biggest North American tour in history.

Buddy Iahn
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