Garth Brooks: The Lost Sessions CD Released

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announces Enormous Success of Garth Brooks:

The Limited Series Boxed Set Prompts Feb. 7 Release of Separate CD

New Release Will Feature Six New Tracks Including Duet With Trisha Yearwood

Jan 12, 2006, 00:00 ET from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Record sales of last
 November's release of Garth Brooks: The Limited Series boxed set prompted
 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:   WMT) to announce today that it will make Brooks'
 newest CD release, The Lost Sessions, individually available Feb. 7 with six
 additional previously recorded unreleased tracks.  The six new tracks include
 a duet, "Love Will Always Win," with new wife Trisha Yearwood, the first duet
 for the newlyweds since their December wedding.
     "We are thrilled with how Wal-Mart customers have embraced Garth and this
 boxed set," said Wal-Mart vice president David Porter.  "To be able to bring
 them additional, new Garth Brooks releases is exciting -- especially when it
 includes this amazing duet with Trisha Yearwood -- it's a great way to kick-
 off the new year!"
     Garth Brooks: The Limited Series boxed set has created record-breaking
 results at Wal-Mart and ( ) since November.
 It became the fastest selling media title on, sold more than half
 a million copies on its first day of sales and hit the one million sales mark
 in its second week of availability.
     The launch of the single CD, The Lost Sessions, is the company's second
 exclusive project with Brooks. The new release features 17 total tracks --
 11 tracks previously unavailable prior to November's boxed set release
 including Brooks' new Billboard Country Chart #1 single, "Good Ride Cowboy,"
 the duet with Yearwood and five new, previously recorded unreleased tracks.
     The Lost Sessions will be available for $11.88 beginning Feb. 7 at all
 Wal-Mart stores, SAM'S CLUB locations and
     Wal-Mart became the official destination for all Garth Brooks music when
 the exclusive agreement was announced last year. In addition to bringing
 customers new material from Brooks, Wal-Mart will also offer digitally
 re-mastered versions of several of Brooks' previous releases for $9.72. Those
 titles include Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin' the Wind, The Chase, In Pieces,
 Fresh Horses, Sevens and Scarecrow.  These re-mastered versions will be
 available at all Wal-Mart and SAM'S CLUB locations beginning in February.
     About Garth Brooks
     "Good Ride Cowboy," the Chris LeDoux tribute single from Brooks has
 rocketed up the Country radio charts to No. 1 (BILLBOARD). The mega-hit broke
 Brooks' own record for high debuts among all artists in the BILLBOARD
 monitored era, when it debuted at No. 18 on the BILLBOARD Country Singles
 chart, surpassing the No. 19 opening of "The Thunder Rolls" in 1991. This
 debut is the latest accomplishment in a distinguished career that included 25
 No. 1 hits, 11 album projects and more than 105 million copies sold, according
 to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Brooks was named the
 RIAA's Artist of the Century before retiring from performing.
     About Trisha Yearwood
     Yearwood maintains her status as one of country music's premiere female
 vocalists.  Her current album, Jasper County, is nominated for two Grammy
 Awards including "Best Country Album" and "Best Female Country Vocal
 Performance."  Fourteen years into her amazing career and eleven albums later,
 Yearwood maintains a unique level of success in that she's never put out an
 album that hasn't achieved at least Gold status. Additionally, the RIAA has
 awarded her a 4X Platinum album, 2X Platinum record, four Platinum awardees
 and five Gold honors.  She was named CMA and ACM Female Vocalist four times
 and has been honored with three Grammy Awards and dozens of other trophies.
 She has performed at the Academy Awards, the Olympics and the Library of
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 Korea and the United Kingdom. The company's securities are listed on the New
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