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GAC Has Garth Fever

Garth Brooks ended his concert stand at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Wednesday. 

Next Friday, Great American Country will give those who didn’t get tickets for the nine sold-out shows a chance to see the top-selling solo recording artist of all time with an exclusive TV special from his final performance at the Sprint Center.

Edited from the live concert on Nov. 14, the 90-minute Garth Brooks: One Man, One City, One Night will mark Brooks’ first TV concert special in six years. GAC will premiere the event, which it holds the rights to for a year, on Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. (ET), according to network officials. Movies theaters presented a simulcast of the Nov. 14 show from Brooks, who had not toured for nine years.

"The experience at his Kansas City show was incredible --from Garth's performing hit after hit to the electrifying fan experience. We are proud to give our GAC viewers a rare front-row seat to this exclusive concert event," said GAC president Ed Hardy in a statement.

The Scripps Networks service, which has dubbed itself the “Home of Garth Brooks” this fall, has produced 
The Road to Garth, a series of brief segments showing the artist and his band in preparation for the historic concert stand. GAC will air The Road to Kansas City all week long leading up to One Man, One City, One Night.

Now in 51 million homes, GAC has also presented Ultimate Garth -- The Ultimate Hits, a one-hour documentary detailing the making of his current top-selling CD/DVD, The Ultimate Hits, that was released on Nov. 6. The program includes personal stories from Brooks on how he hand-picked each of the songs and videos for this collection.

Meanwhile, GAC’s original series, Offstage with Lorianne Crook, went one-on-one with the star, who talked about his life, family and why he walked away from his career at its peak in order to spend more time with his young daughters.

Both of those programs will be part of a Brooks’s marathon on GAC Nov. 23, culminating with One Man, One City, One Night. GAC will present encore showings of the concert special on Nov. 24 at midnight and 10 p.m. (ET). Check for future air times.

The next day and running through Christmas Eve, GAC will premiere a video each day from the aforementioned The Ultimate Hits, including a trio of original video premieres.

With the release of that compilation, Brooks, earlier this month became The Recording Industry Association of America’s all-time top selling solo artist with 123 million albums, dethroning Elvis “The King of Rock n Roll” Presley in the process.