Thursday, September 4, 2014
– Garth Brooks went digital today.
He is selling his CDs via GhostTunes, an online digital sales outfit. Brooks is making a digital bundle available of nine CDs plus a new double live 25th anniversary edition DVD/2CD set for $29.99. The CDs are "Garth Brooks," "No Fences," "Ropin' the Wind," "The Chase," "In Pieces," "Sevens," "Fresh Horses" and "Scarecrow." The ninth CD will be his upcoming release of brand new music due out later this year.
Brooks released a new single, "People Loving People," on Wednesday. Buyers of the bundle also will receive a bonus track "Send 'Em on Down the Road." Along with other song downloads from the new disc as they come available prior to release date. There was no further information about the double live anniversary set.
Brooks merchandise and a physical CD will be available on Sept. 16.
Brooks said at last month's press conference announcing his tour and album that he would sell his music digitally.
Ghost Tunes describes itself as being artist friendly with the artist determining whether songs, EPs or full-length releases will be sold and/or bundled with merchandise. GhostTunes allows consumers to download the music along with cloud-based storage. Artists from all genres are represented on the site.
Brooks previously refused to allow his music to be released digitally, including streams.