Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 | 12:51 p.m.
Country superstar Garth Brooks revealed this morning that he will perform a rare live broadcast concert special from Encore Theater in the Wynn on Friday, Nov. 29, to be broadcast on CBS from 9 to 11 p.m. ET live and tape delayed on the West Coast.
The live TV concert event will mark Garth’s final performance of his critically acclaimed one-man show at the Wynn where he has played to sold-out audiences for the past three years in a residency.
Garth says “Garth Brooks: Live From Las Vegas” will feature him in a very intimate setting playing his guitar to take the audience through the musical journey that led him to become the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history.
He plans to share his experiences of listening to different musicians throughout his life, starting with the music of Merle Haggard and George Jones. He’ll acknowledge other musicians who influenced him, including Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, Otis Redding, Bob Seger and George Strait.
Garth promises that he will perform some of their classic songs and show how they influenced his own greatest hits. During his three years at Wynn, I’ve chatted with Garth several times about the show and his life.
“Blame it all on my roots,” said Garth. “It’s the soundtrack of my life. Growing up the last of six kids, music was the life blood of our family, and, as you can imagine, Mom, Dad and each kid had his or her own favorite stuff, and it all funneled down to me.”
My pal, Jack Sussman, executive VP of CBS TV Specials & Events, said: “Garth will give the audience a rare opportunity to not only hear his classic hits, but also how the music influences from the country, rock and pop worlds set him on the road to become the biggest-selling solo artist in history.
“We’re thrilled whenever we get the opportunity to create a TV event with an amazing live performer, and there is no one better than Garth Brooks.”
Garth is expected to resume touring with wife, Trisha Yearwood, as he exits retirement after his daughters’ college graduations.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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