Brooks performed at The Barn in Sanford, FL
Garth Brooks brought out the old stuff and threw a raucous good time at his fourth Dive Bar concert at The Barn in Sanford, FL on Wednesday (Oct 16th). The place was at capacity with over 700 people. This was the third time Brooks played The Barn with the first being May 27, 1989. The Barn was also name-checked in “The Old Stuff” from 1995’s Fresh Horses.
Country radio stations all across the nation were given the chance to send contest winners. Brooks went live on Inside Studio G, just before taking the stage.
This was the fourth of seven Dive Bar concerts. The first 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. The next Dive Bar concert will be at The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH on Monday, October 28th.
This summer, Brooks joined Seagram’s 7 to declare this the summer of Dive Bars. As part of the celebration, the pair pledged to help make our roads safer for everyone by never driving impaired and have committed to securing 700,000 pledges this summer from dive bar patrons across the country at jointhepact.com.
Garth Brooks’ new single “Dive Bar” featuring Blake Shelton, which inspired the seven date stint of dive bar shows, 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.
Brooks is also in the midst of his record-breaking, “turbo-charged” (Variety) three year stadium tour. The final concert for this year will be at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN! It will be the tenth stop on the tour, which has been mass averaging just over 83,000 tickets in each city.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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