Party on, Garth!

Wal-Mart readies Garth Brooks’ ‘Lost Sessions’
The second Garth Brooks (music) album to be issued under his exclusive arrangement with Wal-Mart stores is due to hit the mega-retailer’s shelves on Feb. 7.
“The Lost Sessions” features 17 songs, 11 of which were unavailable prior to the November release of the box set “Garth Brooks: The Limited Series,” Brooks’ first Wal-Mart-only album. Also appearing on the new album are five previously unreleased tracks that were recorded earlier in Brooks’ career, as well as “Love Will Always Win,” a new duet from Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
“The Lost Sessions” will retail for $11.88 at all Wal-Mart stores, Sam’s Club locations and at
Meanwhile, MCA Records has announced plans to re-release Yearwood’s latest album, last year’s “Jasper County,” adding “Love Will Always Win” to its previously released dozen tracks. The duet is expected to begin turning up on radio a week earlier, according to MCA.
In August of last year, Brooks entered into a multi-year agreement with Wal-Mart, giving the retailer the exclusive right to market his albums.
Brooks announced in 2000 that he was retiring from touring, and that his 2001 album, “Scarecrow,” would be his last. The singer left the door open for a return to the music business after his daughter turns 18, which won’t happen until 2015.