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 Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com ) since November.
It became the fastest selling media title on Walmart.com, 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 Walmart.com.
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
About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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Markets and SAM'S CLUB locations in the United States. The company also
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Korea and the United Kingdom. The company's securities are listed on the New
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