Garth Brooks to Play First Full Ryman Concert

September Show Will Launch The Garth Channel on SiriusXM

Garth Brooks first moved to Nashville almost 30 years ago. And I think he’s played shows in just about every room in Music City.

Except one. The Ryman Auditorium.

Until now. But on Sept. 8, to launch his new SiriusXM radio station – The Garth Channel -Brooks will be playing an invitation-only show for SiriusXM listeners*. The concert will be live on channel 55, on the SiriusXM app and at

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

Brooks did perform at the Ryman in 2010, when he and Loretta Lynn teamed up to sing her 1971 hit “After the Fire Is Gone” at the GRAMMY Salute To Country Music.

The Garth Channel, another first for Brooks, means his music will be available 24/7, along with behind-the-scenes commentary, guest DJs and hosted shows.

*The concert is not for brand new SiriusXM subscribers. But if you’ve had an account since July 11, you can call in on Wednesday (July 27) to try for tickets, or enter online on Thursday (July 28).

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.