GARTH BROOKS BECOMES FIRST ARTIST TO GARNER TOP FIVE SINGLES ON THE COUNTRY RADIO CHARTS ACROSS FIVE CONSECUTIVE DECADES WITH “DIVE BAR” WITH BLAKE SHELTON
Reigning CMA “Entertainer Of The Year” Will Be Honored With The "ICON Award” At "2020 Billboard Music Awards" On April 29
Nashville, TN – March 2, 2020 – CMA “Entertainer of the Year” Garth Brooks is marking another milestone today, as he becomes the first artist to achieve Top Five singles at Country Radio (across Billboard and Mediabase charts) over five consecutive decades in the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s and now 20’s, with his current single “Dive Bar” with Blake Shelton reaching Number Five on Mediabase today. Brooks first topped the charts with “If Tomorrow Never Comes” on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in 1989 and he has now reached the Top Five in every decade since. It was also just announced that Brooks will be honored with the highly coveted “ICON Award” at the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The 19-time Billboard Music Award winner, who joins only eight other artists to ever receive the honor, will also take the stage for a highly anticipated performance.
“Dive Bar” is Brooks’ first musical collaboration with Shelton and has been hailed as a “romping beer-soaked, blue collar anthem that hearkens to ‘Friends in Low Places’ and showcases both singers as the life of the party” (Tennessean). The “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) and “anthemic” (Billboard) single inspired Brooks’ hugely successful and sought-after DIVE BAR tour across the country and his fun-filled underwater music video which garnered over 30 million views in the first five days. About Garth Brooks Garth Brooks is the 7-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, a first for any artist. He is also the first and only artist in history to receive eight Diamond Awards for the now eight albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each. He remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, certified by the RIAA with 156 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. In January, Billboard announced that Garth Brooks was the first artist to make it on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and now 20s. Garth debuted "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" in 1989. Now, with "Dive Bar," a duet he sang with Blake Shelton, he makes his appearance on the list in 2020. The single inspired a DIVE BAR tour to dive bars in country music capitals around the country which will continue its run of stops through 2022. Garth has also now gone vinyl with his meticulously-curated vinyl package, LEGACY. This career-defining collection includes No Fences, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses and Triple Live, plus CDs with bonus tracks for a total of 7 vinyl albums and 7 CDs in each edition. In March 2019, Garth launched The Stadium Tour, which has broken stadium attendance records at every stop on the tour so far. Pollstar announced at the end of last year that The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour was the best-selling country music tour of 2019. In 2017, Garth finished the three-and-a-half-year long Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour sold over 6.3 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest American tour in the world. Garth also has Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth's Facebook page at 7:00 PM EST. You can follow him at: https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks, https://twitter.com/garthbrooks, http://instagram.com/garthbrooks. For more information please visit www.garthbrooks.com.