Garth Brooks to Launch New Radio Network Through TuneIn
The suite of stations, conceived and curated by Brooks, will bow this summer.
Several months after shutting down his SiriusXM station, Garth Brooks has found a new radio home.
Starting this summer, Brooks will launch SEVENS Radio Network through TuneIn, the free livestreaming audio platform with more than 75 million monthly active users and distribution across 200 platforms and connected devices.
SEVENS Radio will include multiple stations dedicated to country music and more, all curated and conceived by Brooks. “I’m excited about the future of TuneIn and feel lucky to announce a partnership with them,” said Brooks in a statement. “The thought of a global network of stations uniting all music fans is something I want to be a part of. The possibilities are bigger than I can dream.”
TuneIn already boasts more than 100,000 stations, accessible by downloading the TuneIn app for Android or iOS, via tunein.com or through smart speakers. Ad-supported content is available for free; listeners can also choose a commercial-free premium service.
“Garth Brooks is a tireless entrepreneur and one of the most recognizable stars in the world. When he shared his vision for SEVENS Radio, we knew TuneIn should be his home,” said TuneIn CEO Rich Stern. “At TuneIn, we believe in the power of radio and those artists who are passionate about it. Garth and the entire SEVENS team are creating something we believe fans will love and we’re so proud to have them on TuneIn.”
Brooks, the top-selling solo artist in the United States with more than 156 million domestic albums sold, according to the RIAA, comes to TuneIn after six years spent helming the 24/7 Garth Channel on SiriusXM, which ceased airing on September 30.
SEVENS will fill and expand the void left by the end of the Garth Channel, which had served as a community hub for Brooks and his fans since its launch in 2016. The singer frequently appeared on the channel, sharing his experiences with the artists the outlet played, while the station offered fun bits of Brooks trivia. The Garth Channel featured Brooks’ music roughly 25% of the time, with the rest of the airplay dedicated to artists he liked, including acts he grew up on, his contemporaries and newer performers.