Garth Brooks Celebrates Seventh RIAA Diamond Award At Nashville Show
October 25, 2016 at 8:44 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS congratulates PEARL NASHVILLE artist GARTH BROOKS, who brought his seventh RIAA DIAMOND Award to NASHVILLE last NIGHT (10/24) during a free show at ASCEND AMPHITHEATER (NET NEWS 10/24). "GARTH BROOKS: THE CELEBRATION SHOW" was packed with surprise guests and special performances, including BROOKS -- without a backing band and only on acoustic guitar -- performing seven of his biggest hits.
REBA, CHRIS YOUNG, JASON ALDEAN, TRISHA YEARWOOD, STEVE WARINER, and KELLY CLARKSON each saluted BROOKS' career with renditions of "Not Counting You," "The River," "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," "In Another's Eyes," "Longneck Bottle," and "We Shall Be Free," respectively. BROOKS also requested a special performance of "Walkaway JOE" from his wife and tour mate, YEARWOOD, while CLARKSON and BROOKS convinced WARINER to share his hit, "The WEEKEND."
In a night that was all about the number seven -- including a date which adds up to seven (1+0+2+4 = 7) -- BROOKS then performed seven cuts spanning his seven RIAA DIAMOND certified albums, including "The Thunder Rolls," "Two Pina Coladas," "Unanswered Prayers," "If Tomorrow Never Comes," "Papa Loved Mama," "Callin' BATON ROUGE," and "The Dance." RIAA's LIZ KENNEDY presented BROOKS with his seventh DIAMOND Award, and representatives from JACK DANIELS bestowed a barrel of their famous "Old No. 7" whiskey upon the star. The performances wrapped with BROOKS inviting all of his special guests to join him on stage for "Friends In Low Places," and the evening was capped with a seven minute fireworks display.
BROOKS' seven RIAA DIAMOND certified albums include: "Double Live," "No Fences," "Ropin' The Wind," "GARTH BROOKS," "Sevens," "The Hits," and "The Ultimate Hit." He has also sold 9 million copies of "The Chase;" 8 million copies of "In Pieces;" and 7 million copies of "Fresh Horses," meaning BROOKS is still poised to earn another three or more RIAA DIAMOND certifications in his career -- a feat which may never be equaled. Of his fans, BROOKS said last NIGHT, "I can't tell you how happy I am to celebrate it with the people that are the reason for it. Under GOD, which is the reason for it...with Country radio right here -- that's what it's all about."