Garth Brooks: The Lost Sessions CD Released

Garth Brooks: The Lost Sessions CD Released

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announces enormous success of Garth Brooks:
The Limited Series boxed set prompts Feb. 7 release of separate CD

New release will feature six new tracks including duet with Trisha Yearwood

Bentonville, Ark., Jan. 12, 2006 – Record sales of last November’s release of Garth Brooks: The Limited Series boxed set prompted Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to announce today that it will make Brooks’ newest CD release, The Lost Sessions, individually available Feb. 7 with six additional previously recorded unreleased tracks.  The six new tracks include a duet, “Love Will Always Win,” with new wife Trisha Yearwood, the first duet for the newlyweds since their December wedding.

“We are thrilled with how Wal-Mart customers have embraced Garth and this boxed set,” said Wal-Mart vice president David Porter.  “To be able to bring them additional, new Garth Brooks releases is exciting – especially when it includes this amazing duet with Trisha Yearwood – it’s a great way to kick-off the new year!”

Garth Brooks: The Limited Series boxed set has created record-breaking results at Wal-Mart and Walmart.com (www.walmart.com) since November.  It became the fastest selling media title on Walmart.com, sold more than half a million copies on its first day of sales and hit the one million sales mark in its second week of availability. 

The launch of the single CD, The Lost Sessions, is the company’s second exclusive project with Brooks. The new release features 17 total tracks – 11 tracks previously unavailable prior to November’s boxed set release including Brooks’ new Billboard Country Chart #1 single, “Good Ride Cowboy,” the duet with Yearwood and five new, previously recorded unreleased tracks.

The Lost Sessions will be available for $11.88 beginning Feb. 7 at all Wal-Mart stores, SAM’S CLUB locations and Walmart.com.

Wal-Mart became the official destination for all Garth Brooks music when the exclusive agreement was announced last year. In addition to bringing customers new material from Brooks, Wal-Mart will also offer digitally re-mastered versions of several of Brooks’ previous releases for $9.72. Those titles include Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin’ the Wind, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses, Sevens and Scarecrow.  These re-mastered versions will be available at all Wal-Mart and SAM’S CLUB locations beginning in February. 

About Garth Brooks
"Good Ride Cowboy," the Chris LeDoux tribute single from Brooks has rocketed up the Country radio charts to No. 1 (BILLBOARD). The mega-hit broke Brooks’ own record for high debuts among all artists in the BILLBOARD monitored era, when it debuted at No. 18 on the BILLBOARD Country Singles chart, surpassing the No. 19 opening of "The Thunder Rolls" in 1991. This debut is the latest accomplishment in a distinguished career that included 25 No. 1 hits, 11 album projects and more than 105 million copies sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Brooks was named the RIAA’s Artist of the Century before retiring from performing.

About Trisha Yearwood
Yearwood maintains her status as one of country music’s premiere female vocalists.  Her current album, Jasper County, is nominated for two Grammy Awards including “Best Country Album” and “Best Female Country Vocal Performance.”  Fourteen years into her amazing career and eleven albums later, Yearwood maintains a unique level of success in that she’s never put out an album that hasn’t achieved at least Gold status. Additionally, the RIAA has awarded her a 4X Platinum album, 2X Platinum record, four Platinum awardees and five Gold honors.  She was named CMA and ACM Female Vocalist four times and has been honored with three Grammy Awards and dozens of other trophies.  She has performed at the Academy Awards, the Olympics and the Library of Congress.

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM’S CLUB locations in the United States. The company also operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom. The company’s securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT. More information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting www.walmartfacts.com. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmartfacts.com. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.

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