Garth Brooks to Televise Final Las Vegas Concert Live on CBS November 29
Good news for those of you who weren’t lucky enough to bag tickets for country singer Garth Brooks’ three year residency at the Wynn Las Vegas because the man himself is set to broadcast his final show live with a network television special on CBS, due to air from 9 to 11 pm on Friday, November 29th.
The special is set to feature Brooks performing some of his classic hits, interspersed with individual tributes to some of his favorite musicians, including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, Otis Redding, Bob Seger and George Strait. Brooks will perform some of their classic songs and demonstrate the way in which they influenced some of his greatest hits.
“Blame it all on my roots,” he says in a statement, quoting his hit “Friends in Low Places.” “This is the soundtrack of my life. Growing up the last of six kids, music was the lifeblood of our family and as you can imagine, mom, dad, and each kid had his or her own favorite stuff and it all funneled down to me.”
Jack Sussman, CBS’ executive vp specials and events, also commented in a statement, ”Garth will give the audience a rare opportunity to not only hear his classic hits, but also the music that became the soundtrack of his life and how those influences from the country, rock and pop worlds set him on the road to become the biggest-selling solo artist in history.”
Brooks has remained relatively spotlight-free since 2001, when he left entertainment to concentrate on raising his three daughters. The eldest, Allie, is set to graduate from high school next year, which, obviously, has left his fans to go wild about the possibility of a mega tour and that Trisha Yearwood could join him.