Saturday, August 18, 2007
– Garth Brooks made it official Saturday - he is releasing a greatest hits album this fall.
"The Ultimate Hits," with four new songs and a DVD full of videos, will be out Nov. 6.
The country music superstar retired in 2001, saying he wanted to spend more time with his three daughters.
During a Nashville press conference Saturday, Brooks said he was planning to launch a tour, but pledged to promote the new disc.
"You're going to see us everywhere," said Brooks. "It's my job to let people know it's out there. And then after February, I'm going to go back to whatever I was doing before this."
The first single will be "More Than a Memory," co-written by Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs and Billy Montana. Brooks co-wrote another new song, "Midnight Sun," with Jerrod Niemann and Richie Brown.
Brooks and Huey Lewis do a duet remake of one of Lewis' rock hits from the 1980s, "Workin' for a Livin'." Another new song, "Leave the Light On," written by Randy Goodrum and Tommy Sims, is a bonus track.
Big Machine Records, the home of Brooks' wife, Trisha Yearwood, will promote the CD/DVD at radio.