Garth Brooks Creates Digital Music Partnership

Garth Brooks performs during The Dream Concert to Benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on September 18, 2007 in New York City.

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Country star is one of the last holdouts refusing to put his music on iTunes.

Garth Brooks isn't just going digital. He's launching his own digital sales service.

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Brooks announced Thursday (Sept. 4) that he's partnered with the creators of digital pay site to release his back catalog and two new albums for about $30 and is encouraging other artists to join him in taking control of their music.

The country music superstar made the announcement at Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburbs where he was to open his world tour later Thursday. It's the first of 11 concerts planned in the Chicago area before shows in Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida.

Brooks was one of the last holdout big-name musicians refusing to put his music on iTunes. He previously announced a deal with the Sony Music label for a new album.