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Blake Wants Garth on i-Tunes

Blake Shelton is adding his voice to the outcry for Garth Brooks on iTunes!

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Brooks famously refuses to share his music with the digital music giant … or any digital retailer, for that matter. Look for him on Spotify and all you’ll find is a host of tribute artists. But while the icon seems committed to his refusal to allow music downloads, even fellow country stars like Shelton are rooting for him to change his mind.

Garth has said repeatedly that he only wants fans to buy his entire albums, not a song here and there, so he won’t make his catalogs available to iTunes or other online music sellers.

But Blake told reporters recently he doesn’t like it.

“I just hate to think that there’s a generation that hasn’t discovered him yet, because he’s too important. He’s the reason that I wanted to be a country singer. He’s the reason that I worked a summer and saved up to buy a black Takamine guitar with a cutaway on it.

“He’s that important to me, and I just hate to think that people can’t . . . get his music whenever they want to,” Blake said.

Shelton took to Twitter recently, pleading with the country icon to share his prolific and hit-laden discography with fans via iTunes:

Dear Garth Brooks… For the love of god and all that’s holy, please get your music on iTunes. PLEASE! It’s 2014!!!!

Adding a good-natured #frustratedfan hashtag, it’s clear that Shelton just really loves the ‘Friends in Low Places’ singer — and many country fans likely share his sentiment. The question is, will Shelton (or anyone else) be able to convince Brooks otherwise? Garth obviously doesn’t need the money, so that coupled with the fact that “Garth is Garth” leads many to believe you won’t see his music available on i-tunes or any on line download site anytime soon.


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