For the last few months, Garth Brooks has slowly been sharing details about his highly anticipated forthcoming album. This week, Brooks finally released the first single for the project, “All Day Long,” a lively and energetic singalong bound to climb the charts.
Many of these details have been shared by Brooks on “Inside Studio G.” In hindsight, he shared one key fact about the album a few months ago when he exclaimed that one of his favorite up-and-coming songwriters was country crooner Randall King. King, who released his debut self-titled earlier this year, has received high praise from across the board, but none more so than from Brooks.
“Sweet guy, good guy [and] one hell of a writer,” said Brooks. “This kid is what country music is all about.”
Now, the pair of songwriters has teamed up for “The Road I’m On,” a song that will be opening all shows on Brooks upcoming tour. Last week, Brooks stopped by “The Bobby Bones Show” revealing that he’s been “living in the studio” for the past six months and working on his 11th full-length album. “It’s one of those songs that’s all about appreciation. It describes the tour really well,” said Brooks.
For King, writing with Brooks was “truly a blessing” and the realization of a childhood dream coming true. Like most children of the ’90s, King was raised on the neo-traditional sounds of country music radio and his fair share of Garth Brooks records.
“It’s a damn hard thing trying to live out your childhood dream,” says King. “There are days that make you find out just how much you really want it cause it’s damn tough to get there. Then all of a sudden, you’re living that dream out. I have never met anyone like Garth Brooks and to be at the level he is, to have the success he’s had and to still have the humility and kindness he does along with the true care for everyone he meets is absolutely the pinnacle. He sets the standard and raises the bar high.”
“The Road I’m On” and “All Day Long” are currently available on Amazon Music when you pre-order Brooks’ yet-to-be-titled album, which is slated for an early 2019 release date.