After years of refusing to make his music available through digital retailers like iTunes, Garth Brooks has finally entered the online marketplace. Today, the prodigal superstar announced his entire catalog will be available on GhostTunes, a new online music provider.
Brooks has also upheld the promise he made during his comeback press conference in July to offer his complete recordings at a “stupid price.” For $29.99, fans can download his eight studio albums and a double live CD/DVD, and preorder his upcoming new album. His alternative-rock alter-ego “Chris Gaines” project, from 1999, is not included in the package.
Still untitled, Brooks’ new LP, which features the anthemic single “People Loving People,” released yesterday, is set for a November 28th release. Another new project is slated for 2015. “People Loving People” and the bonus track “Send ‘Em on Down the Road” are available for immediate download with purchase of the bundle.
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The GhostTunes service offers more than just Garth Brooks music, however. Artists like Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Coldplay, Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande have also made their music available at www.ghosttunes.com. Customers can listen to their purchases on the site or download them to their personal devices.
Brooks kicks off his comeback world tour tonight with a string of shows in Chicago. Dates in Atlanta follow later this month, with three concerts in Jacksonville, Florida, in October.