SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Garth Brooks is skeptical but intrigued by Wal-Mart's lofty goal to sell a million copies the first day his new album is released.
Brooks said he recently told
Wal-Mart officials at a meeting: "I don't mean to offend you
guys, but I'll be shocked if you pull this off. But I'll be
The album, Garth Brooks: Double Live, will be released Tuesday. Brooks will mark the release by performing a live studio show via satellite for broadcast to more than 2,300 Wal-Mart stores.
On Wednesday, Brooks will do three shows back-to-back for a live NBC special -- one for the Eastern and Central time zones, a second for Mountain time and a third for the West.
"It always bugged me: Why do we do a live show with call-ins, and by the time it gets to the West Coast, it's tape-delayed and there are no live call-ins," Brooks said. "So I said, 'Shoot, guys, is there any way we can do live for every time zone?'"
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