Millions of country music fans who missed out on Garth Brooks' series of sold-out concerts in Kansas City earlier this month can experience the music and the magic on Great American Country television network as GAC presents Garth: One Man, One City, One Night, a 90-minute music special premiering Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The GAC exclusive is the first TV special capturing a Garth Brooks' concert experience since he retired from touring at the height of his career nine years ago and is his first televised concert since 2001.
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GAC was in Kansas City to document the final night of the nine-concert series, where fans packed the new Sprint Center, standing on their feet from the first notes to the last. The GAC music special includes Brooks' stage performance of many of his biggest songs, including his current hit single "More Than A Memory."
The Thanksgiving holiday GAC special anchors a weekend filled with family- oriented programming devoted to Garth Brooks, his music and his life story. Other GAC exclusives included in the holiday lineup are:
-- Ultimate Garth - The Ultimate Hits (Nov. 23, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET), a one-hour exclusive television special featuring Garth Brooks and his new three-disc release, "The Ultimate Hits." Garth tells personal stories about the music and videos he hand-picked for this greatest hits collection and explains the impact of his dramatic, groundbreaking music videos on his career. The GAC special includes three brand new songs and one bonus track, new videos, as well as never-before-seen footage and interviews. -- Offstage with Lorianne Crook, an hour-long, one-on-one, personal conversation with Garth Brooks. Garth talks about his early rise to stardom, his marriage to Trisha Yearwood, and his close relationship with his former wife Sandy, the mother of Garth's three daughters. Garth also talks about his incredible but brief break from retirement and what he has planned for the future. (Nov. 23, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET)
Promoting the network as "The Home of Garth Brooks," GAC also has produced The Road to Garth, a series of brief segments showing Brooks and his band in preparation for the historic concert event. The Road to Kansas City will air on GAC all week in anticipation of the premiere of Garth: One Man, One City, One Night.
"GAC focuses on the country fan. That's what we do," Brooks said. "We're on country radio, our shows are country music, and GAC is country music, so it just makes sense."
Brooks initially planned to play one concert in Kansas City on November 14, but the public's desire to see his return to the stage prompted him to expand the number of live shows. Tickets for all nine performances sold out in less than two hours.
"GAC has been sweet enough to help us share this experience with millions of people. If there's that many people who want to see it, then GAC is going to be our home and that's where you're going to be able to find us," Brooks said.
"The experience at his Kansas City show was incredible --from Garth's performing hit after hit to the electrifying fan experience. We are proud to give our GAC viewers a rare front-row seat to this exclusive concert event," said Ed Hardy, president, GAC.
GAC will present encore showings of the concert special at midnight Friday and on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. ET. Check GACTV.com for future air times.
Garth Brooks recently was honored as the No. 1 selling solo artist in American music history, with album sales in excess of 123 million. His stage shows became legendary for their energy and audience involvement. When Brooks entered a self-imposed retirement to spend time with his three daughters, he pledged not to tour again until his youngest, now 11, graduated high school.
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