Garth Brooks, in celebration of launching his own exclusive SiriusXM channel, will perform a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners September 8 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It will be the first time in his career that he has put on a full concert at “The Mother Church of Country Music.”

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

The private concert will air live on Thursday, 9/8 on the brand new The Garth Channel (Ch. 55) and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as the online player at siriusxm.com.

The Garth Channel, curated by the music icon himself, will be first time Brooks’ music is being presented 24/7 in one place, on radio or online and feature music from his four-decade career as well as songs from artists who’ve influenced him and hand-picked favorites by contemporary acts. It 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.

Brooks spoke about his hopes for the new channel upon announcing it earlier this month.

“I want this to be the home of kindness, to be the home of love, just like a concert,” he told The Highway’s Storme Warren. “I want to take you on a roller coaster ride. Hopefully the next song is going to surprise you and the song after that’s going to surprise you. We’re going to start out slow, just focus on the music, start listening to the voices that are listening to it and let them kind of sculpt where we go. So we want to build, and we just want to do our thing.”

SiriusXM subscribers who have had an account since July 11 will have the exclusive opportunity to enter to win tickets to Garth Brooks’ private September 8 SiriusXM concert beginning July 28.

See Official Rules for complete details at www.siriusxm.com/GarthBrooksRyman.

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