Man Against Machine proved that this particular man can outdo any machine, taking his perfectly produced and delivered new album to the top spot on the Billboard Country album chart. The latest of Garth Brooks’ extensive catalog of greatness (and the first studio album in thirteen years) became his fourteenth Number 1 album debut and fourth consecutive offering to take over the charts.
Garth’s Man Against Machine sold an impressive 130,000 copies in its first week of sales, relying solely on certain distributors and GhostTunes to share his music with the world. This isn’t all that Garth had to celebrate in the last week, as he also announced his birth on the various forms of social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Jessica Northey and I were with him to celebrate the big introduction to this fast-paced digital world, and Jessica was able to share some of her greatest tips and tricks with the man as he succumbed to this particular machine.
Garth is currently on his world tour with Trisha Yearwood and continues to shatter records, recently breaking his North American ticket sales record for a single city with 203,235 tickets sold for eleven shows at the Target Center in Minneapolis. This is the most tickets he has ever sold for a single city on this continent. Garth’s new single off Man Against Machine, the moving tribute “Mom,” debuted on Good Morning America earlier this month and has since set off a chain reaction on social media from fans hoping to hear “Mom” on country radio. “Mom” will impact country radio this Monday, November 24th.
Congratulations to Garth Brooks on his big return to country music! It will be quite interesting to see Garth and wife Trisha Yearwood duke it out for the top spot next week. Will Garth refuse to go down ’til the sun comes up or will Trisha emerge a PrizeFighter? We shall soon see!
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