BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(NYSE: WMT) today announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with
singer/songwriter Garth Brooks that will include all Wal-Mart stores, SAM'S
CLUB locations and http://www.walmart.com . Brooks, who introduced country
music to new audiences and achieved multi-platinum status in doing so, retired
from public performing in 2001 and remains retired. Garth Brooks is the all-
time biggest-selling solo artist and has taken 25 singles to the number one
position on the country charts.
"We understand the Wal-Mart customer and know that bringing them Garth
Brooks exclusives in the upcoming years is something that'll excite them as
much as it excites us," said David Porter, Wal-Mart vice president and
divisional merchandise manager. "We've all missed him -- his natural humor
and his ability to touch each of our lives through his music and lyrics that
seem to reach into our very souls."
Details of the exclusive multi-year relationship are not being released at
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood
Markets and SAM'S CLUB locations in the United States. Internationally, the
company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico,
Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom. The company's securities are
listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT. More
information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting
http://www.walmartfacts.com . Online merchandise sales are available at
SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.