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Garth Brooks named ambassador for country music mecca Tennessee

Country music superstar Garth Brooks has been named a goodwill ambassador for Tennessee.
Governor Bill Haslam announced the news on Monday (03Oct16) as the singer/songwriter confirmed reports he would be playing a huge free concert in Nashville later this month to mark his recent seven-diamond-album sales achievement.
Speaking to The Tennesseean newspaper after landing his latest title, Oklahoma native Garth insisted his appointment was one of the easiest jobs he’ll ever have, likening the role to that of “somebody selling sliced bread”.
“It’s a sweet place with sweet people and it’s growing at a rate that’s really unbelievable…,” he said. “It’s a pretty cool place.”
As for the free show, Garth revealed he’ll pick one song from his seven diamond-rated albums for what he’s calling a “fan celebration” at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on 24 October (16).
He tells Rolling Stone Country, “The way to understand what this thing is, take the word ‘show’ out of it and think of it as a celebration. We are going to come together and celebrate the seven Diamonds… Me and a guitar and the people who allowed me to get this award, we’re going to go through a song off each album. Let me tell you, those seven songs are going to be fun, fun, fun to do.”

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