Music legend Garth Brooks has once again partnered with Walmart to be the exclusive retail destination for his music. Starting at 6 pm on Thanksgiving, Brooks’ new limited-edition Blame It All On My Roots box set will be available at Walmart stores nationwide for $24.96.
Energized by the last four years of his intimate, one-man show at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, playing the songs that inspired him growing up, Brooks has created and recorded special versions of the tribute songs in his one-man show. Not only does the eight-disc box set feature four new studio albums with 44 Classic Country covers, but also, Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul and songs from his favorite singer-songwriters. Songs include covers of James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire,” Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It through the Grapevine” and more.
“What a great luxury to have, the world’s largest retailer as a partner to bring my new music to the people!” Brooks states. “Walmart has been responsible for the majority of our record sales since I started selling music. So it makes total sense that they are the exclusive place to get the new Garth music this Holiday season…Blame It All On My Roots!”
“Our customers love Garth Brooks and we’re glad to give them exclusive access to his newest album,” said Laura Phillips, Walmart’s senior vice president of Entertainment in the U.S. “As Walmart’s top-selling musical artist of all time, we know Garth’s new box set Blame It All On My Roots will be a gift millions of customers will give this Christmas.”
Seven years ago, Garth Brooks and Walmart joined forces to release a boxed set that produced the number one single and instant classic, “Good Ride Cowboy,” a tribute to Chris LeDoux. Also included, was Brooks’ Ultimate Hits which made history when, “More Than a Memory” was released and produced the only single in country music history to ever debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, a record still unequaled. Now, with his latest offering, the Blame It All On My Roots boxed set, Garth Brooks has returned to the studio and recorded the music that influenced him and helped create the sound of Garth, which will no doubt make history again.
Billy Panda, a legendary Nashville sessions player said about the recordings, “One of the greatest entertainers, ever, doing over 40 of the greatest songs of all time – this is epic.”
Included in the boxed set, Blame It All On My Roots
- Eight discs total, six CDs and two DVDs, over seven hours of entertainment including 77 songs and a new photo booklet
- Four new studio albums that include 44 cover songs from Garth’s time at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas that span genres including Classic Country, Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul and Melting Pot.
- A two hour DVD of Garth’s Wynn performance.
- Two CDs containing 33 songs from The Ultimate Hits (plus the bonus track, “Leave A Light On”) and a DVD with music videos for the 33 song tracks.
- The boxed set retails for $24.96 and is available exclusively at Walmart, Sam’s Club and on Walmart.com.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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