Garth Brooks loves to entertain his fans, especially through his “Studio G” show which airs on his Facebook page. He’s taking a break from it for this week.
Brooks informed his followers on Twitter about the news while also making a request.
Obviously, he and his wife Trisha Yearwood have been prepping “Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Special,” which airs on Dec. 20 on CBS.
“Our viewers loved reaching out directly to Garth and Trisha to request their favorite hits back when the pandemic first hit. It brought some fun and joy directly into their living rooms as they were hunkered down with their families,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music & Live Events/Alternative & Reality for CBS.
“Now, nine long months later, who better to bring some holiday magic, performing some of the greatest holiday songs of all time, than Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.”
Garth Brooks Shares Christmas Songs On Classic Album
Brooks established his footprint on the holiday season back in 1999 with the now-classic “Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas” record.
He lends his signature twang and bravado to everyone’s favorite classic Christmas songs. Brooks performed the tunes in a big band style that’s sure to put listeners in the holly jolly (or Holly Dolly if Dolly Parton has her way) spirit. Some of the songs Brooks covers include “Winter Wonderland,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “The Christmas Song.”
Upon release, the album was a hit with audiences. It topped both Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top Holiday Albums charts. The RIAA also certified the album platinum, solidifying its status as a ghost of country Christmas’s past.
The album also formed the foundation for Brooks’ first Christmas special ever, which aired Dec. 1, 1999. For the special, Brooks performed in New York City at the Rockefeller Plaza. The special featured Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, and future wife Yearwood. The special was named after the album.
Brooks re-released the album under the title “Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas: Songs From Call Me Claus” in 2001. The re-release included “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?” and “Call Me Claus,” which Brooks recorded for a 2001 Christmas movie.