Between dropping the third The Limited Series boxed set (available exclusively at Bass Pro Shops), relaunching The Garth Channel via TuneIn, opening up Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk on Broadway Street, extending his Las Vegas Residency and more, Garth Brooks has been quite the busy man.

In a press conference on November 20, the chart-topping superstar spoke to Music Mayhem and other media about all the different projects he has in the works, spilling tons of behind-the-scenes secrets regarding his recent endeavors.

Dropping the third The Limited Series boxed set, available exclusively at Bass Pro Shops

First and foremost, Brooks dropped his third and final The Limited Series boxed set on Friday (November 24), serving as a follow-up to the second box set from 2005 and the first box set from 1998. Available to purchase exclusively at Bass Pro Shops, the collection contains seven CDs, including Man Against Machine, Gunslinger, Fun and Triple Live with a new cover and more, as well as his newest project, titled Time Traveler.

“The box set officially comes out on Black Friday,” the Oklahoma native dished. “What I love about the box set is it’s limited… Once they’re gone from one of his stores, they’re gone forever from his stores, so each one’s got their allotted assortment.”

“I love the limited series… It’s a way for people to catch up on all the music at a good low price,” he continued with a grin, teasing what his third and final The Limited Series boxed set has in store for Garth Brooks fans nationwide.

Relaunching The Garth Channel via TuneIn

Aside from having a brand new boxed set available to purchase at Bass Pro Shops, Garth Brooks fans will be hearing a lot more of his tunes, as well as the music of his nearest and dearest friends, due to the relaunch of The Garth Channel. For those who are unfamiliar, the beloved station had a six-year run on SiriusXM prior to being removed from the platform in September 2022, but fortunately, The Garth Channel is back and better than ever via TuneIn.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am for this,” Brooks prefaced, before diving into the details of what The Garth Channel is, as well as how its relaunch came to be.

Garth Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Garth Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

He continued passionately, “When our contract was up, we decided not to move forward. This opportunity came up right after that, which was very sweet, and what I love about this is The Garth Channel on TuneIn is global. I love that. Over 120-something countries. Now, the whole world will get to see how much I just worship and love music, and then what I love about it too is it’s free. If you know the format that it was on, it wasn’t free, so this is really, really nice. It’s done by sponsorships.”

To top it all off, not only will The Garth Channel feature some Garth Brooks classics, but it will also contain music from some of his favorite artists across different genres, as well as stories from Brooks himself. The station will broadcast live from Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk as well, the brand-new venue that recently made its debut on the legendary Broadway Street in Nashville, Tennessee.

Opening up friends in low places bar & Honky-Tonk on Broadway Street

As mentioned, Brooks opened up his own establishment on the iconic Broadway Street in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday called Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk, named after his chart-topping hit, “Friends In Low Places.” Even before it was open to the public, the country crooner has deemed Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk to be “the Chick-fil-A of honky-tonks” due to its welcoming nature, ultimately serving as a way that Brooks himself could give back to Music City, the place in which his career in the country music industry blossomed.

“When this popped up, the thought was, ‘Does Garth Brooks owe Nashville?’ You bet Garth Brooks owes Nashville, so I’m looking at lower Broadway going, ‘It’s not the fact that Garth Brooks is missing, but ‘Friends In Low Places’ is missing down here, quite arguably one of the most successful songs in country music,” the GRAMMY Award-winning artist explained.

While he put on a stellar show on Friday at Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk, the property is not finished just yet, with the grand opening still to come in March of 2024.

Brooks teased to Music Mayhem and other media, “We’re gonna do a soft opening. Just the first two floors, Black Friday, and then we’re gonna try and stay open on the weekends… If we stay open the weekend, maybe we’ll go past New Years, maybe end of Valentines, and shut back down again. Then in March, open this whole thing up, all four and a half floors.”

Nonetheless, country music lovers can check out Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk for themselves at 411 Broadway, located across from Layla’s Honky Tonk, Robert’s Western World, The Stage on Broadway, and more.

Extending his Las Vegas Residency, Garth Brooks/Plus One

Shying away from Music City, the Country Music Hall of Famer just added 18 new dates to his Las Vegas residency, Garth Brooks/Plus One, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as well. Promising attendees that no two performances will be the same, this series of shows is certain to be spectacular each and every night.

“What I love about the Vegas dates is the crowd you’re playing for and the family that you’re playing for. They’ve been very sweet to us out there,” Brooks explained, before diving into two aspects of the Garth Brooks/Plus One shows that make them especially unique.

Garth Brooks; Photo Courtesy of Facebook
Garth Brooks; Photo Courtesy of Facebook

He gushed, “What I love most about Vegas is we bag the phone… It brings a whole different crowd in there. A crowd that’s focused right on the music. It’s all they do. They sing. It’s unbelievable. I really, really enjoy that, and so I think that’s my favorite thing.”

To make the Garth Brooks/Plus One shows even more special, “If you’ll look on the stage anywhere in Vegas, you’ll never see a set list… Everybody has a good, good time. No set list, no cameras. It’s just all off the cuff,” Brooks concluded with a beaming smile.

Brooks will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Wednesday (November 29) for the final nine Garth Brooks/Plus One shows of 2023, prior to embarking on the 18 new dates in early 2024. If you want to see the CMA Award-winner for yourself, tickets for Garth Brooks/Plus One are available to the general public as of November 27.

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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