Video: Garth Brooks appears on 'Today,' opens new window for 'Legacy' vinyl release
Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native Garth Brooks sat down with Jenna Bush Hager at Build Studio in New York City to appear on the "Today" show for a chat about his stadium, his devoted fans, his wife and fellow country star Trisha Yearwood, his late mother and the release of his new vinyl box set, “The Legacy Collection.”
The third pre-sale window for Brooks’ vinyl release "Legacy" opened to the public for the first time, according to a news release. As previously reported, the first two windows were only open to the "family" of fans who follow his "Inside Studio G" weekly Facebook Live broadcast.
The new window will be open while supplies last or to the end of day Saturday. Fans can purchase it at garthbrooks.com/vinyl.
Yahoo! has called it the most sought after vinyl of 2019. Just this week, AOL said, "Brooks proved his selling power during his first-ever vinyl collection's initial two pre-order windows: During the first 18-hour opening, he sold 420,000 vinyls and, during the second 24-hour period, he sold another 300,000. That brings his current total vinyl sales to 720,000 in less than 48 hours."
Forbes noted, "to put this in context, The Beatles were the number-one vinyl artist in 2018 with 321,000 sales in over 12 months."
Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, gave a personal tour today of some of the awards associated with the albums that are on "Legacy." He also surprised everyone by revealing he kept all the shirts and hats worn on his iconic album covers.
In "Legacy," there are seven vinyl albums, with seven separate CDs of the same titles including bonus tracks not found on the vinyl. The albums are "Triple Live," a three-disc set that brings his recent record-shattering tour with Trisha Yearwood to life, "No Fences," "The Chase," "In Pieces" and "Fresh Horses."
Dates are very important to Brooks, so buying during the pre-sale allows fans to select the six-digit number that goes on the side of the box, making it very commemorative, according to the news release. The six-digit numbers that he has reserved are his wedding anniversary and the birthdays of his children.
Speaking of important dates: On April 12, 1989, Brooks released his self-titled debut album. He chatted with Yahoo about his 30-year career as a recording artist in an interview fans can read here.