Brooks revealed the new project at the tail end of a GAC special Saturday. Called Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences, the set will separate those influences into stylistically themed discs titled Country Classics, Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul and Melting Pot, according to The Music Universe.
The set will include covers of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Great Balls of Fire and Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Cat Stevens’ Wild World and Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson, along with songs made famous by James Taylor, Gladys Knight. Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, will appear on the project and duet with him on a remake of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s 1971 hit After the Fire Is Gone.
The collection will be available exclusively through Walmart beginning Nov. 19, and this news comes right on the heels of the announcement that there officially will be a Garth Brooks Tour in 2014.
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