Starting today, fans can listen to hit songs and popular albums from
the country music icon on Amazon Music Unlimited, including the latest
single—“Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance”—off his highly anticipated new
studio album, Gunslinger
In addition to unlimited streaming, Garth Brooks albums and songs are
available for purchase and digital download on Amazon Music
Amazon Music Unlimited is an on-demand music streaming service with a
catalog of tens of millions of songs and thousands of hand-curated
playlists and personalized stations available for Prime members at a
breakthrough price of $7.99/month or $79/year, $9.99/month for non-Prime
customers or for only $3.99/month with a ‘for Echo’ subscription plan
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that music from the best-selling
solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks, is now available to stream
exclusively on Amazon Music. This is the first time ever that music from
the first and only artist to receive seven Diamond awards for seven
individual albums from the Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA) is available to stream on-demand. Starting today, Amazon Music
Unlimited subscribers can stream the latest single, “Baby, Let’s Lay
Down and Dance,” from his upcoming new studio album, Gunslinger (Pearl
Records, Inc.), in addition to Garth’s Diamond-selling album, The
Ultimate Hits and the two-time Diamond-selling album, Double Live,
which includes “Friends in Low Places,” "The Dance," "Papa Loved Mama,"
"Callin' Baton Rouge," "Unanswered Prayers," “The River," "Ain't Goin'
Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)," "Two Pina Coladas," “Shameless,” and “The
Thunder Rolls.” All songs on Double Live will also be available
on Prime Music.
More music from the multi-GRAMMY award-winning and Billboard
award-winning artist will be added to Amazon Music Unlimited later this
year, including his upcoming new holiday album with his wife and country
star Trisha Yearwood titled, Christmas Together (Pearl Records,
Inc.), and his highly anticipated upcoming studio album, Gunslinger,
the first since 2014, which features the new single, “Baby, Let’s
Lay Down and Dance,” released just last week. Rolling Stone called the
single an “upbeat country tune with Southern rock-inspired guitar riffs
has a timeless sound.” The new song is streaming, as of today,
exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited.
"It is a joy to work with a company that is all about the customer when
it comes to service, and all about the music and its creators when it
comes to the music,” stated Garth Brooks. “I applaud Amazon on their
commitment to quality and thank them for this opportunity.”
“This is a landmark moment for both Amazon Music and Garth Brooks,”
stated Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music. “Garth Brooks is a legendary
country music superstar who continues to shatter industry records and
amaze fans three decades into his career. We are honored to make his
music available for streaming for the first time ever, exclusively on
The genre-spanning collection of Garth’s music, including studio and
compilation albums, are also available for purchase and digital download
in MP3 format on Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited will also be the
official sponsor of Garth Brooks current record-breaking tour, which
will go worldwide in 2017.
Garth Brooks has received seven Diamond awards for seven individual
albums from the RIAA for selling over ten million units each, a feat
only he can claim, and is the No. 1 selling solo artist in U.S. history
certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. Throughout his
illustrious career he has won the Billboard Music Artist Achievement
Award, NACCP Image Award and has been inducted into the Country Music
Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the International
Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York. Garth also just received his 11th
nomination for Entertainer of the Year from the CMA Awards.
Listeners can also experience the magic of innovative new Alexa voice
controls when listening to Garth’s music on Echo—no search or browse
required. Just ask.
Ready to listen? Just ask, “Alexa, play Garth Brooks”
Want to hear the latest Garth Brooks single? Just ask, “Alexa, play
the new Garth Brooks song” and Alexa will play “Baby, Let’s Lay Down
Can’t remember the name of a song from Garth, but know the lyrics?
Just ask, “Alexa, play the song that goes ‘Swore I'd never compromise,
but you convinced me otherwise’” and Alexa will play “Shameless”
Having a quiet weekend and want to listen to Garth and other country
artists? Just ask, “Alexa play relaxing country music” and Alexa will
choose a personalized playlist like “Cool Down: Country,” “Relaxing
Garth Brooks” or “Acoustic Garth Brooks”
Want to only listen to Garth’s music from a specific time period? Just
ask, “Alexa, play Garth Brooks 90s music” and Alexa will play tracks
released by the star in that decade
Want to have fun while listening? Just ask, “Alexa, what’s the weather
in her heart?”
Launched last week, Amazon Music Unlimited is available on all Amazon
Music compatible devices at a breakthrough price of $7.99/month or
$79/year (which is $6.58/month) for Prime members or $9.99/month for
non-Prime customers. In addition, Amazon Music Unlimited is available
with an exclusive “for Echo” subscription plan for only $3.99/month for
listening on a single Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap.
To start listening today on Amazon Music Unlimited visit www.amazon.com/amazonmusicunlimited.
About Amazon Music
Amazon Music is the destination for customers to have the most choice in
how to access and listen to all their favorite music. In addition to
streaming with Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime, Amazon Music
offers the world’s largest selection of CD and Vinyl, including AutoRip
on more than a hundred thousand albums, and tens of millions of MP3
songs to purchase and own. For more information on Amazon Music visit www.amazon.com/amazonmusic.
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excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
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