Garth Brooks

Country’s Favorite Couple Plays New Orleans

by Meghan McGee on July 9, 2015

M_GarthBrooksTrishaYearwood630_072814Garth Brooks has come back to The Big Easy. This weekend, he’ll be performing several shows with his partner in rhyme, Trisha Yearwood. Brooks is a living legend whose country music career has spanned over twenty years. Along the way, he’s won Grammys, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and become the fastest selling album artist in RIAA history. He’s also broken records for concert attendance set by Paul McCartney, U2 and Elvis Presley.

Brooks came out of retirement in 2009 to play four years of shows at the Wynn Theater in Las Vegas. And last year, he announced his plan to return to touring. And he won’t be alone.

In 2005, Trisha Yearwood married her friend and mentor. But her career began way before meeting Brooks. Born in Georgia, Yearwood grew up with a love for country music and Southern rock. In the early 80s, Yearwood scored an internship for MTM records. She would use her surroundings to record demo tapes and practice. She eventually signed with MCA records.

Yearwood’s career includes many hit songs and she’s received awards from the Academy of Country Music, including Top Female Vocalist in 1997 and 1998. But this songbird does more than just sing. She branched off into acting in the late 90s, appearing on CBS’s JAG. In 2008, she teamed up with her mother and sister to create the cookbook Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. And she’s continued to make herself at homes in homes across the country.

Brooks and Yearwood are the definitive country music power couple. Now these friends turned lovers will no doubt make their New Orleans show something special. Catch the country duo at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on July 10-12.

There are still some tickets left. You can pick your seat here.

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Garth Brooks has broken his Louisiana ticket sales record in just 43 minutes. The previous record was from April 23 – 25, 1998, at Pete Maravich Center in Baton Rouge when he sold 42,110 tickets. Today he has sold 55,423 tickets for Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and tickets are still selling! The shows will be:

Friday, July 10th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 11th, 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Sunday, July 12th, 7:30 PM

Tickets are on sale now. There is an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or either Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. Please note that today there will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets.

Tickets will cost $66.73 plus a $2.00 facility fee and $6.25 service charge for a total of $74.98.

About Garth Brooks
On Tuesday, November 11th, Garth released “Man Against Machine, his first new studio album in 13 years. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA, making Garth once again the #1-selling solo artist in US history.
You can follow him at:
https://twitter.com/garthbrooks
https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks
http://instagram.com/garthbrooks
https://vine.co/GarthBrooks

For more information please visit www.garthbrooks.com

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Garth Brooks World Tour Starts in New Orleans

by Jordan McGuire on May 27, 2015

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Garth Brooks is set to make his first headline appearance in New Orleans. For the first time in 18 years, The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is coming to Louisiana!  The shows will be Friday, July 10, 7:00 PM and Saturday, July 11, 7:00 PM at Smoothie King Center. Tickets will be on sale Friday, June 5 at 10:00 AM CST. There will be an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com,ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or either Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. Please note there will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on June 5.

Tickets will cost $66.73 plus a $2.00 facility fee and $6.25 service charge for a total of $74.98.

About Garth Brooks
On Tuesday, November 11, Garth released Man Against Machine, his first new studio album in 13 years. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA, making Garth once again the #1-selling solo artist in US history. His current single “Mom” has taken social media by storm, you can follow him at:
https://twitter.com/garthbrooks
https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks
http://instagram.com/garthbrooks
https://vine.co/GarthBrooks

For more information please visit www.garthbrooks.com

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SWIFT

by Micah Haley on May 2, 2010

Located at 4104 Hillsboro Pike, the Bluebird Café is nestled in a part of Nashville known as Green Hills. Just over twenty minutes from the legendary stage at the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluebird is anything but grand. In contrast to the larger than life sounds of the Opry, the small venue is known for its intimacy. With a singer/songwriter on stage, the audience is typically whisper quiet. There is no talking. Or you’ll be told to shut it.

Opened in 1982, the Bluebird is, and has always been, a venue for songwriters. But a showcase at the Bluebird is more than just an open mic. Writers have to audition to play its small stage “in the round.” Those who have made the cut include names you wouldn’t recognize, but whose songs you’d know by heart. During one audition in 1987, an unknown named Garth Brooks walked in with his guitar. They let him play a few shows.

In the audience for one such songwriter’s showcase was Scott Borchetta, a veteran of the music industry on the cusp of launching a new label. While in radio promotions at Dreamworks, Borchetta helped make Toby Keith a true headliner and had big hits with Randy Travis, Jessica Andrews, Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne. On stage was a fifteen year old wisp of a girl. Her name was Taylor Swift. There’s more!

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