Nashville, TN – Oct. 17, 2017 – Reigning CMA “Entertainer Of The Year” Garth Brooks offered a look into the recently announced THE ANTHOLOGY PART 1, THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, with a special, impromptu show at Nashville’s The Bluebird Cafe last night (10/2.) Available Nov. 14 and to pre-order now here, the intimate evening shared insight into the the first volume of a five-part anthology written by Brooks, which reflects on his meteoric rise and includes the music from the first five years of his career. Highlights from the evening also streamed live on “Inside Studio G,” as well as SiriusXM’s “The Garth Channel,” as fans experienced performances and personal accounts by Brooks, who was also joined by songwriters including Pat Alger (“The Thunder Rolls”), Tony Arata (“The Dance”), Kent Blazy (“If Tomorrow Never Comes”) and Victoria Shaw (“The River”) who all took to The Bluebird Cafe’s infamous round throughout the evening.

Told by Brooks himself and those involved with the creating, recording, and promotion of his first five albums, The Anthology Part 1, The First Five Years, is a detailed look at the first five years of Brooks’ career. The first book Brooks has ever written, fans can enjoy over 150 never before seen photos, sessions charts, tracking sheets, all in a 240 page hardcover. The anthology will also include five CDs sharing never before heard music, songs written long before the debut album, outtakes, first takes, demos and more. For more information, visit here: http://anthology.garthbrooks.com/.

Garth Brooks is the reigning CMA “Entertainer of the Year,” for the 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 148 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 has also launched Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EST. Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood and is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. In three years, the tour has sold 6 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest American tour in the world.You can follow him at: https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks, https://twitter.com/garthbrooks, http://instagram.com/garthbrooks. For more information please visit www.garthbrooks.com.