Garth Brooks Is Ready To Play A Big Stadium This Week
Garth Brooks is gearing up this week for the only stadium-scale concert on his calendar, and the country superstar is really excited for his opening acts, Lainey Wilson and 1980s hit makers Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Garth said in a statement, “I mean, Nitty Gritty – I feel bad for Lainey Wilson and myself because who’s going to follow Nitty Gritty! [But] I betcha she’s on a full tank of gas and full batteries ’cause isn’t she from there?”
Brooks is headlining the first Sugar Bowl Country Kickoff this Saturday (9/2) at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. It’s a venue that he’s never played in the course of his career. The event is slated to provide a one-of-a-kind experience to mark the start of tailgate season, college football, and everything that goes with it.
Garth also commented on the renovation progress of “Friends in Low Places,” his forthcoming bar and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Nashville. He said, “There’s not a floor here you’re gonna want to miss. The first floor is just ‘bring your helmet.’ The second floor gives you a little break from it, but it’s still right in your face. The third floor is just going to be ‘Trisha Yearwood classy.'”
Brooks added, “But the fourth floor – The Oasis? Up on top? That’s going to be where the party’s at.”
Brooks recently revealed plans to release new music this fall, sharing the news that a new boxed set will be available later this year and confirming it’ll include a new studio album he’s been working on.
Brooks is teaming up with the folks at Bass Pro Shops, who will be the only retail outlet fans can purchase his latest Limited Series box set. The seven-disc set is the third package in Garth’s career, available for pre-order soon.
Brooks said in his Studio G earlier this month (8/7)), “The first Limited Series came out in the late ’90s. And what it was, was a chance for everyone to get all the music at a really cool low price. Everyone gets to ‘catch up,’ which I thought was cool. We did the same thing in the second Limited Series,” noting the 2005 release that continued to chronicle his music.
He added, “Now the third – and I’m going to tell you right now, I guarantee that that’ll be the last Limited Series that we’ll do.”