NASHVILLE (WKRN) – Garth Brooks announced Monday he’s playing a free concert this month at Ascend Amphitheater.
Garth: The Celebration Show will take place on Monday, Oct. 24 in honor of him becoming the first recording artist in history to earn seven Diamond certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
“Garth Brooks can live and make music anywhere he wants, and the fact that he has chosen to do that in Tennessee says a lot about our state,” said Gov. Haslam. “We’re grateful he is partnering with us because he represents our state so well and inspires people to visit Tennessee and experience, as we say, the soundtrack of America.”
To get the free tickets, you must follow @Tennessee on Snapchat to get a special code. The Snapchat account launched Monday, and, after following it, fans can access these codes as well as exclusive stories about Brooks and surprise celebrity takeovers.
The announcement was made alongside Governor Bill Haslam as the country star was also named Tennessee’s new Goodwill Ambassador.
“I feel very lucky and blessed to get to team with the state of Tennessee to bring the seven Diamond Certifications to the home of country music. The journey has truly been a genuine partnership,” said Brooks.
Seven of Garth Brooks’ albums, which were all recorded in Tennessee, individually sold more than 10 million copies.
Those albums were Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin’ The Wind, The Hits, Double-Live, Sevens, and The Ultimate Hits.
Tennessee touts the recognition of being a global destination for music and the tourists’ favorites: Graceland, Beale Street, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Bluebird Café, Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Grand Ole Opry and the famous Ryman Auditorium.
WJHL contributed to this report.