Saturday, August 20, 2005

Another sign that Wal-Mart is really just an alias for Hell

From the Associated Press...

Country superstar Garth Brooks has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

No details of the agreement were released by Wal-Mart officials on Friday, but the music trade publication Billboard reported that the deal will make Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and their online outlets the only places where Brooks' music will be commercially available.

Brooks, one of the all-time best-selling recording artists, retired from public performing in 2001.

"We understand the Wal-Mart customer and know that bringing them Garth Brooks exclusives in the upcoming years is something that'll excite them as much as it excites us," said David Porter, vice president and divisional merchandise manager for Wal-Mart, a leading retailer for country music sales.

Brooks' hits include "Friends in Low Places," "Shameless" and "Longneck Bottle."

To quote my husband: "So, you won't be able to buy his music anywhere else? Strikes me as a good thing." (Sorry, Wal-Mart shopping country fans!)


Kid Sis said...

Did you know there's a whole walmart documentary coming out exposing them, Michael Moore-style?

Meg said...

Sweet, seriously? I'd love to see the way, saw Grizzly Man today - I'd highly recommend it if you like documentaries.