Watch Garth Brooks’ Never-Before-Released “We Shall Be Free” Video Featuring Sean Connery, Forest Whitaker, Whoopi Goldberg & More

Watch Garth Brooks’ Never-Before-Released “We Shall Be Free” Video Featuring Sean Connery, Forest Whitaker, Whoopi Goldberg & More

During Garth Brooks’ weekly Inside Studio G Facebook Live series last night (March 6), the G-man broadcast the never-before-seen rebooted video for “We Shall Be Free.”

Here’s a little backstory on the song, original video and the rebooted video.

“We Shall Be Free,” which was written by Garth and Stephanie Davis, appeared on Garth’s 1992 album, The Chase. Garth was inspired to write the song—which promotes racial, ethnic and sexual orientation tolerance—after witnessing the 1992 L.A. riots from his bus. The song’s original music video was released in 1992, featuring powerful news footage with celebrity cameos, including Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Leno, John Elway, Joan Rivers and more. The video won the 1993 ACM Video of the Year.

In 2005, Garth decided to reboot the video with recent news clips, including footage from 9/11, and more celebrities, including Forest Whitaker, Sean Connery, Al Gore and more. Due to publishing rights, the video was never released.

During Inside Studio G, Garth talked briefly about the song and the rebooted video before broadcasting the never-before-seen footage.

The rebooted “We Shall Be Free” video starts at the 2:17 mark.

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs