Monday, March 23, 2020
– Garth Brooks and Keith Urban are among the artists livestreaming today in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
Niko Moon: 4 p.m. CT - Facebook
Keith Urban: 4 p.m. CT - Instagram
Brandon Lay: 5 p.m. CT - Instagram
Reviver's Tenille Arts will take over Forever WXCY/Wilmington, DE's Facebook and Instagram platforms tonight (3/23) at 6 p.m. CT
Morgan Wallen: 6 p.m. CT - Facebook & Instagram
Charlie Worsham: 6 p.m. CT - Instagram
T. Graham Brown, Bryan White, Wade Hayes, Tim Rushlow & More: 6 p.m. CT - Facebook
Walker County: 6 p.m. CT - Facebook
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood: 6 p.m. CT - Facebook
Josh Abbott Band will join Entercom KILT/Houston for a Facebook Live show tonight (3/23) at 8 p.m.
Jon Pardi, Ashley McBryde and Larry Fleet: 9 p.m. CT - Instagram
Big Machine's Noah Schnacky will perform tomorrow (3/24) at 5 p.m. CT on Instagram Live and March 28 at 5pm CT via Twitter.
Riser House's Dillon Carmichael will take requests on his "Whatcha Want Wednesday" show March 25 at 6 p.m. CT. Tune in on Instagram Live here.
Steve Wariner will host a live get together with fans via Instagram Live in his home studio March 25 at 7 pm. CT.
Broken Bow's Everette will play a live acoustic show March 25 at 7 p.m. CT via Instagram Live.
Valory's Brantley Gilbert continues his Instagram Live series, Fire't Up Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. CT here.
Singer/songwriter Lori McKenna is hosting a festival-style livestream concert March 28 at 9:30 p.m. CT. Tickets are required but are being offered on a "pay what you can" basis; McKenna's portion of the proceeds will be donated to Nashville tornado relief efforts.
If naming your release "Gunslinger," you'd better let it rip and go for a harder country sound, especially if donning a black cowboy hat on the cover. The reality does not exactly match that sentiment for Garth Brooks, but at times he comes mighty close.
The high points for Brooks are the three most traditional country songs - a couple of honky tonkers ("Honky-Tonk Somewhere" and "Cowboys and Friends") and a ballad ("Whiskey to Wine"). »»»
Man Against Machine
After releasing his debut album in 1989, Garth Brooks released music almost every year until he announced his retirement in 2000. Since then, he has released repackaged hit collections, new music on "Scarecrow" and "The Lost Sessions" and last year's cover song collection "Blame it All on My Roots." Over the years, there have been live recordings, concert and music video collections. The country songwriter became a pop culture icon, transcending genre to become »»»
Blame It All On My Roots - Five Decades of Influences
Garth Brooks is back with his first release of "new" material since 2001's "Scarecrow." (Truth in advertising, his "The Ultimate Hits," which actually is part of the new box set, included four new songs back in 2007). And it's quite an undertaking - four CDs of covers - Country Classics, Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul and Melting Pot, an amalgam of country, rock, soul and folk; the two-CD set, "The Ultimate Set" and a DVD of his live performance in Vegas. »»»