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Photo and video: Garth Brooks plays 'Dive Bar' concert days before his 58th birthday

Garth Brooks performs at his "Dive Bar" concert at Six String in Foxborough, Massachusetts. [Photo by 8 Ten Inc.]
Garth Brooks performs at his "Dive Bar" concert at Six String in Foxborough, Massachusetts. [Photo by 8 Ten Inc.]

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks roused the house at Six String in Foxborough, Massachusetts, tonight at his seventh "Dive Bar" concert and first show of 2020.

The only way to gain entry was to win through local country radio, and the place was packed with more than 900 people, according to a news release.

After the concert, Brooks, who is celebrating his 58th birthday on Friday, went live on "Inside Studio G," his weekly Facebook live series: 


As previously reported, Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, began his "Dive Bar" concert series last summer at Joe's on Weed Street in Chicago. Other stops have included Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California; Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas; The Barn in Sanford, Florida; The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio; and  Prospectors in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.  

Tonight's show had originally been scheduled on the same night as the Prospectors show in December, but it had to be rescheduled due to bad weather, according to the news release.

As previously reported, Brooks last summer joined Seagram's 7 to declare this the summer of Dive Bars. As part of the celebration, the pair pledged to help make our roads safer for everyone by never driving impaired and have committed to securing 700,000 pledges this summer from dive bar patrons across the country at jointhepact.com. People can also use #JoinThePact on social media.

 Brooks’ new single “Dive Bar,” featuring fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton, which inspired the stint of dive bar shows, is available on Amazon Music. The “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) and “anthemic” (Billboard) new song was the most added song at country radio upon its debut. It is taken from Brooks’ forthcoming studio album "FUN," and is his first musical collaboration with Shelton.

Brooks' music video for "Dive Bar," which also features Shelton, surpassed 30 million views in just five days, only on Facebook. It's the highest number of music video streams on Facebook in country music history. It also is Brooks' first new music video in 12 years.

To watch the "Dive Bar" music video, click here

The Oklahoma State University alumnus is also in the midst of his “turbo-charged” (Variety) stadium tour, which has shattered entertainment records at every stop so far. In 2019, "The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour" averaged just over 83,000 tickets in each city and over 914,000 tickets sold to date. Pollstar announced in December that "The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour" was the best selling country music tour of 2019, according to the news release.

-BAM

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Garth Brooks performs at his "Dive Bar" concert at Six String in Foxborough, Massachusetts. [Photo by 8 Ten Inc.]

Garth Brooks performs at his "Dive Bar" concert at Six String in Foxborough, Massachusetts. [Photo by 8 Ten Inc.]

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Brandy McDonnell

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