Garth Brooks Plans Free Concert in Nashville

Oct. 24 Show Celebrates His Latest Diamond Certification From RIAA

To celebrate his seventh diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, Garth Brooks has teamed with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to headline a free concert at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Oct. 24.

Brooks made the announcement Monday morning (Oct. 3) at the Tennessee State Capitol where Gov. Bill Haslam named Brooks a Tennessee ambassador of goodwill in honor of the RIAA achievement.

The RIAA recently confirmed that Brooks’ 2007 album, The Ultimate Hits, has sold 10 million copies, the threshold for the diamond award. He previously received diamond awards for Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin’ the Wind, The Hits, Double Live and Sevens.

Tickets for the Oct. 24 show will be available using codes on the TDTD’s new Snapchat account @Tennessee.

Additionally, Riverfront Park will offer a viewing area for fans to enjoy the show live on giant video screens.

“I feel very lucky and blessed to get to team with the state of Tennessee to bring the seven Diamond certifications to the home of country music,” Brooks said in a press release. “The journey has truly been a genuine partnership.”

The concert will call attention to the state’s dedication to music and tourism initiatives as part of “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee” program.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.