Garth Brooks Sets Target for Initial Release of New Album

Retailer Will Include New Project as Part of a 10-Disc Boxed Set

Garth Brooks is again teaming with a major retailer to promote his music. Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Collection, a 10-disc boxed set, will be released Nov. 11 exclusively at Target, the company announced Thursday (Sept. 15).

The collection will include an exclusive version of Brooks’ new album, featuring “Target bonus tracks,” in advance of the album’s wider release nationally. The set also includes nine discs of curated music in thematic playlists and an array of previously unreleased songs.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, Thursday’s announcement coincided with Target’s annual employee meeting in Minneapolis, where Brooks appeared along with Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani.

The track list and price point of the new boxed set have not been confirmed, although the project will be an “unbeatable value,” a company spokesman said in a press release.

Brooks previously aligned with Walmart to sell his recordings, and The Ultimate Collection is not the first multi-disc compilation Brooks has released. Among them, 1998’s The Limited Series featured his first six studio albums with previously unreleased tracks. Another compilation, also titled The Limited Series, was issued in 2005 and contained his Sevens, Double Live and Scarecrow albums and a concert DVD.

After signing with Sony Music’s RCA Nashville label in 2014, Brooks launched the online GhostTunes for the first-ever digital distribution of his music catalog. Part of the promotion included a “digital bundle” featuring eight of his studio albums, a 25th anniversary edition of Double Live and his Man Against Machine album released by RCA.

Brooks, who parted company with RCA earlier this year, resumes his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood on Friday with a three-night stand in Anaheim, California. He’s nominated for entertainer of the year at the upcoming CMA Awards.

Calvin Gilbert has served as CMT.com’s managing editor since 2002. His background includes stints at the Nashville Banner, Radio & Records and Westwood One.