NASHVILLE – March 31, 2017 – Last month, Garth Brooks debuted a never-before-seen video for his hit song “We Shall Be Free,” which was created in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the single, and featured powerful messages of love and inclusion from leaders in entertainment, politics, and sports including Al Gore, Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg, John Travolta, Dakota Fanning, Michael J. Fox, Forest Whitaker, Jay Leno, Marlee Matlin, Sean Connery, Placido Domingo, Alex Rodriguez, and more. Today, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the song, Garth launched a brand new video powered by messages of love, support, inclusion, and empathy from fans all around the world. Inspired by his #WeShallBeFree social media campaign, where Garth called upon his fans to submit their own words of love, the powerful video features messages from admirers across every walk of life. Familiar faces include Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Kaley Cuoco, Robin Roberts, Tony Goldwyn, Sharon Stone, Kristi Yamaguchi, the New York Yankees, and Trisha Yearwood, all of whom took to their social media platforms to show their support and urge others to “love one another,” the trademark of Garth’s weekly “Inside Studio G” Facebook Live conversations.
Garth posted the new video today with his own special declaration and note of encouragement – “YOU are LOVED! Let someone else know THEY are loved! Join us #WeShallBeFree love, g”
The song, which spreads messages of hope and acceptance across all races, genders, religions, and sexual orientations, has experienced an overwhelming resurgence of popularity in recent months, driving Garth to revisit the original unseen video, and find ways to incorporate these imperatives into the everyday lives of his passionate fans and friends. The #WeShallBeFree movement begin with a single post and message from Garth and has since received thousands of responses, perpetuating the evergreen values highlighted in the song.
Garth Brooks recently won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a fifth time, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 149 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Garth is currently on the three-year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. The tour is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. In just over two years the tour has sold over 5 MILLION tickets, making it the biggest tour in the world.
Garth has also launched Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EDT.