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Artist: Garth Brooks Album: Gunslinger Score: 6.5/10 A dial tone answered by a 911 operator isn’t what one would expect to hear when first pressing play on Garth Brooks recent album Gunslinger. I don’t believe anyone really knew what to expect from the country icon’s return album. In retrospect, it’s easy to see the business strategy of Garth Brooks and his management team. Garth Brooks: Gunslinger John Paul. It's hard to believe it’s been nearly a quarter century since Garth Brooks served as the reigning king of country music. Gunslinger is a.
Garth Brooks is bigger than big in the country music business, the whole music business. He is America's best-selling solo artist of any kind of all time. More diamond-selling albums than the Beatles. A big cowboy hat and albums like “No Fences” and “Fresh Horses,” but his deep inspiration was James Taylor. His new album is “Gunslinger,” but his politics have gone toward tolerance. And cowboys. This hour On Point, Garth Brooks. — Tom Ashbrook
Garth Brooks is a pivotal figure in the history of country music, no matter how much some country purists would like to deny it. With his commercially savvy fusion of post-Merle Haggard country, honky tonk, post-folk-rock sensitive singer/songwriter sensibilities, and '70s arena rock dramatics, Brooks brought country music to a new audience in the '90s; namely, a mass audience. At just one week old, Amazon’s new music-streaming service is already playing with the big boys: Billboard reports that Garth Brooks has ended his ban on streaming to sign an exclusive deal with.
Garth Brooks, country music icon and 2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year. Best-selling solo artist of all time. His newest album is “Gunslinger.” (@garthbrooks)
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Los Angeles Times: Garth Brooks' aim is off on the too-safe 'Gunslinger' -- 'Surely, the machine wasn’t supposed to win. When Garth Brooks returned to record-making in 2014, the country superstar made it clear his decade away hadn’t dulled his famous nonconformist streak. 'Man Against Machine,' he called his big comeback album, and the record showcased a unique talent — radically sincere yet with an instinct for melodrama — still proudly resisting Nashville’s tendency to normalize.'
Rolling Stone: Garth Brooks' Enthusiasm Cannot Save Flat 'Gunslinger' Material -- 'Garth Brooks swung back into action two years ago with his first album in 13 years, Man Against Machine, like someone with something to prove. But on his 10th LP the country superstar sounds more like he's fulfilling obligations, striking a series of familiar and expected Garth-like poses. '
People: Garth Brooks Scores Entertainer of the Year Honor at the 2016 CMAs -- 'He’s one of the highest selling artists in American history, and now the CMAs are paying their due. Garth Brooks was awarded with the 2016 entertainer of the year award after an emotional introduction from none other than country-turned-pop queen Taylor Swift.'
One Call You Need To Hear: 'Garth And God Both Start With A G!'
Garth Brooks is a consummate professional, and his ability to interact with callers in a meaningful and genuine way is a true masterclass in human compassion. But he also is one funny guy, and his interaction with caller Jack from Ontario, Canada is worth a listen. (TL,DR, an angry attendee of Jack's amateur patio gig one evening demanded he play a Garth Brooks song, Jack didn't know any, and said attendee drained her beer and clocked Jack on the head for his ignorance.)
Artist: Garth Brooks
A dial tone answered by a 911 operator isn’t what one would expect to hear when first pressing play on Garth Brooks recent album Gunslinger. I don’t believe anyone really knew what to expect from the country icon’s return album.
In retrospect, it’s easy to see the business strategy of Garth Brooks and his management team.
Long before Gunslinger was released, Garth Brooks slowly built up toward his record release for Gunslinger with a plethora of savvy publicity strategies: he founded GhostTunes, an online music store and digital library. He embarked on a massive arena tour with wife and fellow country artist Trisha Yearwood. Television featured him on major programs like Good Morning America and SEC college football. It appeared everywhere pop culture turned, Brooks was present with his hands involved.
Garth Brooks Gunslinger Itunes Release
Finally on November 25th, 2016, Brooks released the much anticipated album. Shockingly, it debuted only at number 4 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart. Given its buzz and hype, Gunslinger was expected to give an immediate jolt in Country record sales.
Well, Gunslinger was not made available for purchase on iTunes as a way to drive traffic and sales into Brooks’ company, GhostTunes.
Don’t let the release technique deter you from the songs on the album. At the end of the day, it’s the music that matters – not how it was released.
Thankfully, Brooks and his team of songwriters didn’t jump into the Bro-Country boat for the sake of a quick buck. Instead, the album captures the familiar feel of traditional Country music without the twang overload. A balance only few can get right. It’s apparent that Brooks doesn’t have the most stellar voice in the scene but after a 30 year musical career and a long hiatus, there was bound to be rust. Brooks’ confidence in his voice and abilities helps the listener cope with an old-timer in a modern world. Personally, I think if Brooks felt he couldn’t pull off a quality record like Gunslinger, he would not have created it.
Below is a track by track description:
1. Honkey Tonk Somewhere
A quintessential introduction to a traditional country album. Honkey Tonk Somewhere signals a cry for help desperately seeking a drink: “There’s got to be a honkey tonk somewhere!”
Catchy from its pulsating intro until its final notes. Perfect for your next road trip as Brooks shouts “It’s a weekend all over the world.”Nextar satellite navigation q4 01.
3. Ask Me How I Know.
A Dierks Bently-esq tune which retells the start and end sequences of a relationship.
4. Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance
The lead single from Gunslinger. Aside from its dance-like groove, prickly guitar strumming, and a funky-ass bass solo, the song lacks genuine emotion that listeners can invest in.
5. He Really Loves You
A slow and easy standout track. He Really Loves You features fitting tempo changes accompanied by personal lyrics.
6. Pure Adrenaline
With remnants of ZZ Top, think fast highway driving but don’t count of this track climbing the Country charts anytime soon.
7. Whisky to Wine with Trisha Yearwood
A traditional country duet. Brooks and Yearwood sing each other’s praises while acknowledging that missing spark of two people in love.
8. Bang Bang
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Bang Bang is the sort of song Brooks would play immediately after Thunder Rolls to get the energy back in the room at a live performance.
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9. Cowboys and Friends.
Cowboys and Friends features great musicianship focused around lyrical content about country partying. Despite the young topic matter, the track deserves a listen.
A Tom Petty meets Eagles type rock track. 8teen is a coming full circle song that makes for a great farewell to tie up a solid country album.
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