Inside Edge: Garth Brooks breaks Ticketmaster; plus news from Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves
Garth Brooks broke Ticketmaster. Well, sort of. Garth's rep says the singer met with Ticketmaster officials Monday to figure out how to smooth out the issues that plagued the on-sale for his Atlanta concert dates. Tickets for two concerts in Atlanta sold out quickly Friday (Aug. 8) morning, but when a third concert was added, the website shut down and sales were suspended. Garth isn't happy with the issues. His rep issued a statement saying, "Ticketmaster and Garth Brooks are meeting to discuss how to make the on-sale for Garth shows the best they can be." Ten shows in Chicago and three shows in Atlanta have already gone on salet. As of now, no additional dates for Garth's comeback tour have been announced.
Taylor Swift‘s has been dropping hints to a big secret on social media. Now we know the secret. Taylor will host a worldwide live stream from New York City Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. ET via Yahoo Screen. “It’s definitely an event you won’t want to miss,” a posting on Taylor’s website says. So just what will the live stream be about? That is still a secret. Our best guess, of course, is that it involves new music.
On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the movie "The Wizard Of Oz" Tuesday, it has been announced that country music's Kacey Musgraves has written a song inspired by the iconic film. Kacey says she wrote the song with Katy Perry after the two performed together for a taping of "CMT Crossroads." Kacey says she brought up the idea first and the two ended up writing "a pretty cool song loosely based on Dorothy's in 'The Wizard of Oz." But in this version, Dorothy falls in love with the Tin Man, who doesn't have a heart.