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Garth Brooks' New Boxed Set to Arrive in November
Garth Brooks new CD/DVD boxed set will be released in November, according to Billboard. As previously reported by CMT.com, The Ultimate Garth Brooks will feature 34 tracks, including four new ones, on two CDs along with a DVD of music videos. Billboard reports the new boxed set is expected to be priced about the same as a new one-disc release by most major artists. The trade publication also confirms Brooks has concluded his exclusive distribution deal with Wal-Mart and will again make his music available to all retailers. In addition to the boxed set, Brooks plans to reissue individual CDs that were originally released by Capitol Records. Brooks, who owns and controls his recordings, exited Capitol in 2005. Country radio programmers from throughout the nation will converge in Nashville on Aug. 17-18 to preview Brooks' new music. He will hold a press conference on Aug. 18.
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