On Thursday, Business Insider released an interview with Garth Brooks, the megastar musician, who talked about online streaming and releasing his own radio show on Sirius.
This is fantastic, because Garth Brooks is one of the few artists who probably warrants having his own radio station. He has released some of the most iconic albums in music, from “Garth Brooks” to “No Fences,” “Ropin’ the Wind,” and “Double Live,” which all sold at least 10 million and as many as 21 million copies. That alone warrants him deserving his own radio station, but throw in a pair of Grammys, more than a dozen American Music Awards, and other recognition for being commercially successful, and you’ve got one of the best radio stations in music.
Garth Brooks took a years-long hiatus from music in order to raise his children, but that nearly two decade-long absence from music did nothing to dampen and everything to enliven the brand he has created. He has starter touring, has been working on a new album, and is doing high-publicity shows at Yankee Stadium and Central Park in New York City. Garth Brooks is bigger than the average country star is today, and that’s nearly 30 years after he released his first album. If you can’t tell by now, I’m a huge fan of Garth Brooks, but there’s a good chance you are too.
Even if you’re not, it’s hard not to acknowledge that Garth Brooks is at such a great point in his career that going online and live with a radio show and more streaming options is a logical step for him.