Garth Brooks Returns To Radio With The Launch Of The BIG 615 Exclusively on TuneIn

“We are proud of how the station sounds and want the entire world to hear what we think is the greatest format of all…Country Music,” Brooks shared.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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June 15, 2023

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It’s official – Garth Brooks is returning to radio!

On Thursday, June 15, The BIG 615, a new global country music station, launched exclusively on TuneIn from Garth Brooks’ SEVENS Radio Network. 

According to a press release, The BIG 615 offers listeners an authentic take on country music that offers up the biggest songs and the biggest artists today. All this content will live on TuneIn, which amplifies country radio around the world to more than 75 million listeners across 122 countries. 

Garth Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Garth Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

“I believe that country music listeners want to hear the latest from George Strait followed by the latest from Luke Combs.  The latest from Ashley McBryde followed by the latest from The Chicks,” said Garth Brooks.

“The BIG 615 station is purely for the love of country music,” he continued. “We lean a bit more traditional at the BIG 615. We are proud of how the station sounds and want the entire world to hear what we think is the greatest format of all…Country Music.”

TuneIn, the world’s largest platform for live radio, announced the news and revealed Storme Warren, former lead radio personality on SiriusXM’s The Highway, as the host of The BIG 615.

Warren will be the voice that millions of country music fans hear at the top of each day as he brings his passion for the format and vast knowledge of the genre to the station and partners with Brooks to drive content. Warren will be joined by guest hosts on occasion, including Brooks and other industry stars. 

The “Friends In Low Places” singer also explained that the station will be broadcasted from the heart of Nashville, right on Music Row. 

“I LOVE the fact the station is coming from the home of Country Music,” Brooks added.

“Garth Brooks has an amazing vision for radio,” said Rich Stern, CEO of TuneIn. “At TuneIn, we are honored to work with an artist like Garth to build his vision and create an unduplicable experience for our listeners. We are even more excited to bring The BIG 615 to our global community of listeners, providing them with a one-of-a-kind destination to immerse themselves in the world of country music.” 

SEVENS Radio is set to launch multiple stations exclusively on TuneIn this year that are dedicated to country music and more. These stations will all be curated and conceived by Garth Brooks himself alongside the SEVENS Radio Network.

TuneIn’s technology is integrated into 200 different vehicles and devices, so fans can listen on their phones, smart speakers or in their cars. Fans around the world can now stream The BIG 615 for free only on TuneIn. 

To start streaming The BIG 615 today, visit TuneIn.com/garthbrooks or download the TuneIn App in the Apple App Store or Google Play for free. Or, ask your smart speaker to “Play The BIG 615.”

Garth Brooks/Plus ONE Residency

In the midst of dropping this exciting news, Garth Brooks also just began a new Las Vegas residency, Garth Brooks/Plus ONE. This run is set to take place inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a venue that creates a more intimate setting as it holds 4,300 seats.

Since this allows for a much smaller capacity of fans than Brooks’ previous three-and-a-half-year global stadium tour, tickets have been in high demand. As a result, the “If Tomorrow Never Comes” singer added 18 new dates in 2024. 

“When the 2023 shows went on sale, I felt extremely fortunate and blessed. To even think I would get do this for another year makes me happier than I can explain. Thank you for the chance,” Brooks previously shared in a press release. 

The goal of this show is to build something beyond just another country concert and to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience between Brooks and his audience members. While every show in Las Vegas is expected to be slightly different, he assured that his fan-favorite classics will remain in the setlist. 

Garth Brooks/Plus ONE launched on May 18 in partnership with Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.