NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Nov. 5, 1997--Today, Jim Fifield (President and CEO, EMI Music), Ken Berry (President, EMI Recorded Music), Pat Quigley (President and CEO, Capitol Nashville), and Capitol recording artist Garth Brooks jointly announced a release date for Brooks' long awaited seventh studio album SEVENS. The album, produced by Allen Reynolds and engineered by Mark Miller, will be in stores on Tuesday, November 25th, containing 14 songs at a list price of $16.98. This announcement was made in the new Capitol Records building on Music Row.
"I'm proud, I'm excited, I'm nervous, and it feels good to be back in the game again," said Brooks.
"EMI is proud to release Garth Brooks' new album SEVENS," said Berry. "Garth is one of the crown jewels in the EMI Family, and we are very excited to be working with him on this project."
Quigley added, "The Central Park/HBO concert and the record-breaking tour are the most recent examples that the public is hungry for Garth Brooks and his music. We are thrilled to bring them SEVENS."
The first single, "Longneck Bottle," will be released to country radio on Friday, November 7th. The song, written by singer/songwriter Steve Wariner and Rick Carnes, features Wariner on guitar. Brooks and Wariner will perform "Longneck Bottle" on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Friday, November 21st.
In total, Brooks wrote or co-wrote 6 songs on SEVENS. In addition to Brooks, Carnes, and Wariner, the other songwriters represented on the album are: Kent Blazy, Shawn Camp, Taylor Dunn, Pat Flynn, Joe Henry, Benita Hill, Carl Jackson, Bryan Kennedy, Gordon Kennedy, Sandy Mason, Tim O'Brien, John Peppard, Pierce Pettis, Jim Rushing, Darrell Scott, Victoria Shaw, Tommy Smith, Kim Williams, Pam Wolfe, and Bobby Wood.
The first 777,777 compact discs of SEVENS will be marked as first editions on both the CD booklet and disc. Future editions will not carry the "first edition" marking.
SEVENS will also feature "In Another's Eyes," Brooks' first duet with Trisha Yearwood, which recently stayed at No. 1 on the Radio and Records' Top Country Singles Chart for two weeks. In addition to the duet, Yearwood (along with Contemporary Christian artist Susan Ashton) appears as a background vocalist on several tracks. Former New Grass Revival members Sam Bush, John Cowan, Bela Fleck, and Pat Flynn also reunite to perform on a cover of their song "Do What You Gotta Do."
SEVENS will be released in Canada on November 25th, and in England and Ireland on December 1st. Release dates in other countries will be scheduled soon.
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