SiriusXM announced today that to launch The Garth Channel on SiriusXM, Garth will perform a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It will be the first time in Garth’s career that he has put on a full concert at the Ryman Auditorium.

“Just the thought of playing the Ryman is crazy. The fact that SiriusXM is going to capture the evening makes it even a bigger event for me,” said Garth Brooks.

“It will be a special moment for Garth at the Ryman, and we are excited to present this one-of-a-kind performance to our national listening audience. As Garth is showing on his current tour, he holds nothing back, and for him to play the Mother Church of Country Music will be a treasured moment for his many fans,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.

The private concert at the Ryman Auditorium for SiriusXM will air live on Thursday, September 8 on SiriusXM’s The Garth Channel, channel 55, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

The Garth Channel, the new, exclusive channel, which marks the first time Brooks’ music will be available 24/7 in one place, on radio or online, will be curated and presented by Brooks. The channel will feature music from America’s best-selling solo artist of all time, spanning four decades, along with songs from the artists that influenced his iconic career as well as his hand-picked favorites by contemporary performers he admires.

SiriusXM’s The Garth Channel will also include regularly hosted shows and behind-the-scenes commentary from Brooks, guest DJ specials hosted by his fans and friends, live concert recordings and other rarities from Brooks’ treasured archives.

SiriusXM subscribers who have had an account since July 11 will have the opportunity to enter to win tickets to Garth Brooks’ private September 8 SiriusXM concert beginning July 27, by a radio Call-in opportunity (see Official Rules for complete details at www.siriusxm.com/GarthBrooksRymanCallIn), and beginning July 28, by online entry (see Official Rules for details at www.siriusxm.com/GarthBrooksRyman).

Garth Brooks is certified by the RIAA as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history with over 137 million albums. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. The tour is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks.  In just over a year and a half, the tour is approaching 5 MILLION tickets sold making it the biggest tour in the world.

For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.

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