Garth Brooks to play free concert in Nashville

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Garth Brooks and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announced Monday he’ll be playing a free concert this month at Ascend Amphitheater.

The show will take place on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in honor of him becoming the first recording artist in history to earn seven Diamond Certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Brooks was previously tied with the Beatles at 6 Diamond-certified recordings.

To get the free tickets, you must follow @Tennessee on Snapchat to get a special code. The Snapchat account launched Monday, and, after following it, fans can access these codes as well as exclusive stories about Brooks and surprise celebrity takeovers.

Fans can also watch the show at Riverfront Park on giant video screens. Local vendors will be offering refreshments and there will also be special giveaways.

The announcement was made alongside Governor Bill Haslam as the country star was also named a Tennessee Ambassador of Goodwill in honor of his RIAA achievement.

“I feel very lucky and blessed to get to team with the state of Tennessee to bring the seven Diamond Certifications to the home of country music. The journey has truly been a genuine partnership,” Brooks said in a press release.

For more information, follow @Tennessee on Snapchat or visit

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