Garth Brooks, who returns to the road Oct. 20 with a date at South Bend, Ind.’s Notre Dame University stadium before nearly 85,000 fans, will release The Anthology Part III Live on Nov. 20.
The coffee-table book, written by Garth Brooks with Warren Zanes, will include five CDs with 52 live recordings, as well as 10 augmented-reality experiences available through the Garth Live app to book purchasers.
The book traces the six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year from his college appearances while attending Oklahoma State University in Yukon to his rise to stardom opening for acts like Reba McEntire, The Judds and Kenny Rogers, through his most recent tour, which drew 6.4 million people. The 52 recordings include the music from Triple Live, a live album from Brooks recorded during his three-year tour, which ended in December 2017. The music from that set was available for free download for a limited time through Ticketmaster.
The Anthology Part III Live follows the release of Anthology Part I: The First Five Years, which came out Nov. 14; Part II has not yet been released. According to a Billboard interview with Brooks last fall, the remaining parts of the Anthology will cover the last half of the ’90s, his comeback since coming out of retirement in 2014 and a hits set, which will reflect “what was going on in the world at that time and how the music affected that and how the world affected the music,” he said. Additionally, each Anthology is expected to have its own two-and-a-half-hour documentary.
Anthology Part III includes interviews with Brooks, wife Trisha Yearwood and his band and crew, as well as 100 behind-the-scenes and performance photos.
Brooks’ current single, “All Day Long,” has reached No. 11 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart.