Garth Brooks Celebrates New Single With Seven-City Dive Bar Tour

To celebrate the release of his new single, “Dive Bar,” featuring Blake Shelton, country superstar Garth Brooks announced a special…


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July 8, 2019


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To celebrate the release of his new single, “Dive Bar,” featuring Blake Shelton, country superstar Garth Brooks announced a special tour playing only – you guessed it – dive bars.

Brooks announced the tour on National Dive Bar Day during a special Inside Studio G session, which airs live on Facebook and The Garth Channel on Sirius XM.

The iconic entertainer teamed up with Seagram’s 7 Crown, who will hand-pick the cities for the seven-stop tour.

The run will begin July 15 in Chicago, which is the only city announced for the tour so far. A representative from Brooks’ team told the Chicago Tribune that local Chicago country radio stations will announce the venue and reveal how to get tickets on Monday afternoon (July 8).

Brooks encouraged fans to stay tuned to their local country radio stations around the country for more details on the Dive Bar Tour.

Garth Brooks is currently in the midst of his massive, three-year stadium tour. He will perform “Dive Bar” for the first time live with Shelton on July 19 when The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour rolls through Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.