Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, will appear in the new primetime special, “Garth & Trisha Live!” Wednesday, April 1 (9 p.m., live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In the special, Brooks and Yearwood will perform live from their home recording studio, Studio G, providing an intimate concert for viewers looking for the comfort and shared joy of music during this difficult time. They will bring their unique blend of casual style, remarkable chemistry and shared love of music to a television audience, emphasizing the message that “we’re all in this together.”
On Monday, March 23, Brooks and Yearwood hosted a casual, at-home concert from Studio G. Over 5.2 million viewers watched it in a matter of hours, repeatedly crashing the popular internet site and spurring the idea for the network special.
“We’re seeing how big things can be when we all do them as one. In addition to the special, we and CBS will donate $1 million to charities to be determined, combating the COVID-19 virus,” Brooks and Yearwood said.
“After we saw Garth and Trisha crash Facebook, we reached out to them about bringing this Studio G to a larger audience in a safe and exciting way,” said Jack Sussman, CBS executive vice president, specials, music and live events. “With Garth and Trisha coupled with the power of broadcast television, anything can happen, making this an event not to be missed.”
A press release noted, “ ‘Garth & Trisha Live!’ will be filmed without a live studio audience. The special will involve a minimal crew practicing social distancing and will be filmed with extensive safety precautions in place.”
For more information on Brooks, visit www.garthbrooks.com, or find him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For more information on Yearwood, visit www.trishayearwood.com, or find her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.