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Garth Brooks to Perform Four New Year’s Shows at the Wynn Las Vegas

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After more than four years of sold out one-man shows inside the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas and a top-rated live television concert event this past Thanksgiving Weekend, Wynn Las Vegas is proud to announce a Garth Brooks show like Las Vegas has never seen! Garth Brooks: The Man, His Band and His Music, will take place on January 3rd and 4th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. “I’ve been itching for the chance to bring my band to Vegas to play this room,” said Garth. “I can’t wait. Steve Wynn told me I could use the theater anytime. I asked him when I could start and his response was, ‘How about New Year’s Eve?’”

Review: Garth Brooks Live from Las Vegas!

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This past Friday night, Garth Brooks‘ Las Vegas show aired live on CBS from The Wynn to fans’ delight, and the highly anticipated television special certainly did not disappoint! With 8.7 million viewers spending their Black Friday nights curled up on their couches, watching one of country music’s best, the special doubled Lady Gaga’s recently aired Muppets event. Clearly fans do not live by the old cliche “out of sight, out of mind,” and are eagerly awaiting the day Garth announces that he will be bringing his show back out on the road!

Clad in work boots, baggy jeans, a hoodie, and a Wynn Las Vegas baseball cap, Garth owned the stage on which he was only accompanied by a guitar. With stories from his childhood and brief covers of songs on which he grew up, Garth entertained the live and television audiences with his sense of humor, charisma, and stellar vocals. While sharing tales about his large family and their many adventures during Garth’s childhood (such as riding shotgun and fearing for his life as his mother’s lead foot took over the vehicle), Garth covered some of the influential songs that impacted his career. The show could best be classified as “stand-up comedy … with a guitar.”

Garth also “surprised” the audience with a cameo by his superstar country vocalist wife, Trisha Yearwood, who joined her husband on stage for a performance of the couple’s “In Another’s Eyes.” Before leaving the stage, Trisha also gave us a brief sampling of one of her most infamous songs “She’s In Love With the Boy.” Luckily for us diehard Garth fans, we were also blessed with performances (albeit mere clips) of some of Garth’s oldies and goodies, including “Somewhere Other Than the Night” and party classic “Friends In Low Places.” Perhaps the most incredible moment of the night, at least for this particular huge Garth fan, was the performance of “Shameless.” Not only does Garth own the Billy Joel cover every time the words slip through his lips, but during this specific performance, Garth let go of his true and tried stage companion (his acoustic guitar), and sang a portion of the song a cappella. At that point, 8.7 million hearts simultaneously melted.

The two-hour event was a blast from the past, as well as a glimpse into the future, of Garth’s country career and left fans craving more … especially to the tune of a 2014 tour. Between the release of Garth’s eight-disc Blame It All On My Roots boxed set and the live airing of his final Las Vegas show, fans are buzzing about the possibility of Garth coming out of “retirement,” hitting the road, and sharing his music — new and old — with country music fans across the world.

Not only did fans of country music sit with their eyes glued to their televisions on Friday night, but Garth’s peers in the country music industry tuned in to watch their beloved idol entertain the masses. Below are some of our favorite reaction tweets from country musicians:

@DierksBentley: still the man… #garthbrooks

@carrieunderwood: Loving this #GarthBrooks special! Saw the show in Vegas a few years ago…so much joy and love for music! #Inspired #FellowOkie

@TheSwonBrothers: Who does Chuck Norris fear?? #GarthBrooks

@KCMuessigmann: Garth Brooks is the single greatest entertainer EVER born. Biggest influence on my music, as well as every other mid-20′s artist out there.

‏@jodeemessina: OMG! Watching Garth special. He is amazing! Some people have just “got it”. Ha. He just happens to have a LOT of it. Rock on Garth! Xoxo

@TheFarmMusic: That’s about as good as it gets folks …a true entertainer. #Garth

‏@johnrich: Watching #Garth right now. Country music’s Elvis! Also, I never realized how much he and @glennbeck look alike. Am I right?

@mallaryhope: Garth Brooks is the best ever. The end

@WillHoge: there’s some jackass on CBS TOTALLY ripping off Chris Gaines right now. He should sue this dude

@cavanaughmusic: Garth brooks is the man for a reason

If anything became evident during this event, it is that “retirement” has not affected the stunning vocals of this iconic performer, nor has time away from the limelight hindered his ability to bring a memorable show to his fans. Here’s to hoping that Garth is ready to travel the world again for one more “Rodeo”!

Garth Brooks Returns to Vegas For Eight Fall Shows

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Garth Brooks has announced eight additional Las Vegas concert dates for this Fall! The country music legend will return to the Wynn Las Vegas for eight shows in the Encore Theater in October and November.

Garth added these Fall dates after his Summer shows at the Wynn sold out. Tickets for the upcoming Wynn Las Vegas dates are $175, plus a service charge and tax. All eight shows will go on sale at 10:00am PST today, September 24, 2013. To purchase tickets, click here or call (702) 770-1000.

Garth Brooks Wynn Las Vegas Show Dates and Times:

10/18 — 7:30pm and 10:00pm
10/19 — 7:30pm and 10:00pm
11/8 — 7:30pm and 10:00pm
11/9 — 7:30pm and 10:00pm

Reba To Host NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards In Las Vegas

Reba McEntire. photo credit: Big Machine Records.

NASCAR just announced that country music megastar Reba McEntire will host its Sprint Cup Award Ceremony December 2nd at the Wynn Las Vegas. The ceremony will honor the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and other drivers who made the top ten of the final series standings. Over the years, the award show has become an entertainment hot spot with stars from every genre in music attending.

In addition to hosting the event, Reba will perform “Turn On The Radio” from her latest album “All The Woman I Am.” Other special segments involving Reba will be announced at a later time by NASCAR and The Valory Music Co., and the segments will be aired live on SPEED and Sirius/XM radio.

“I’m delighted to be hosting the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards this year,” Reba said. “Country Music and NASCAR have shared fans for many years so I’ll feel right at home. My family and I have gotten to meet so many nice people in the racing industry this year with my youngest son, Shelby, being one of the competitors. We appreciate so much the super hospitality.”

Reba’s son Shelby Blackstock competes in the GRAND-Am Road Racing competition and she frequently attends his races. She’s performed “America The Beautiful” and “God Bless America” at earlier races this year.

Trisha Yearwood Announces Tour Dates

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There’s something in the air in the Brooks/Yearwood household and it seems to be the aroma of a good ole country concert! While Garth Brooks announced additional New Year’s shows at the Wynn Las Vegas today, Trisha Yearwood stepped forward with an even bigger announcement — a tour!

The following are the currently scheduled tour dates/locations as Trisha takes her show on the road in 2014:

Ella Mae Bowen To Perform At NASCAR Awards

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NASCAR has just announced that Big Machine’s newest artist, Ella Mae Bowen, will perform at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards ceremony December 2nd at Wynn Las Vegas. Valory Music Co artist Reba McEntire will host and also perform at the event that honors the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and the other drivers who finished top 10 of the final series standings.

Ella Mae will sing her version of “Holding Out For A Hero” which appeared on the Footloose movie sound track earlier this year. Fans can watch both the red carpet special and the awards ceremony on the SPEED network starting at 9 pm EST.

Ella Mae is a South Carolina native who was recently signed to Big Machine as a singer-songwriter. The 15-year old may be the next Taylor Swift, who also calls the label home. Ella Mae expects to release music next year on Big Machine, and she’s currently working on her debut record in studio.

Lucas Hoge Heading Back To Afghanistan

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We haven’t even reached Easter yet, but Lucas Hoge already has plans for Memorial Day.  His plans don’t involve family picnics or barbecues. But they do show that the “Give A Damn” singer truly does give a damn — especially when it comes to the military.

For the second year in a row Hoge will be performing for the troops in Afghanistan.  He’s returning to the Middle East as part of the Wrangler Western – Wrangler National Patriot Tour. The two-week tour will have him singing for our soldiers during the Memorial Day weekend.  For Hoge, that’s a “vacation” with value.

“I am really excited to hear that the Armed Forces Entertainment Wrangler National Patriot Tour is confirmed for May 2012,” says Hoge.  “This is the best group of people to travel with and this is by far the best group of people to go visit! Robi Powers, of American300, Jeff Chadwick of Wrangler, Kaycee Feild, World Champion Bare Back Rider, Annie Bianco, Maegan Redley and myself will all return to visit several bases throughout Afghanistan and over Memorial Day.  This tour means a lot to me.  I look forward to it all year long.  I love supporting our Military and will continue to do anything I can to let them know how much they mean to us!”

Before he returns to the Middle East, Hoge is taking part in a stateside salute for soldiers.  He has an April 15th concert with Rodney Adkins at the Wynn Casino Encore Theater in Las Vegas during NAB.  The show will support ThanksUSA, an organization that focuses on scholarships for military families.