LOS ANGELES — Garth Brooks is taking a long look back at his career in a five-part anthology series comprising of books and unreleased music, the first of which will go on sale in November.

The country music superstar announced Wednesday that “The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years” goes on sale Nov. 14. It promises “all the secrets, details, origins, true stories an insider would get.”

Some of those stories include background on some of Brooks’ early hits, including “The Thunder Rolls,” ”Friends in Low Places” and “The Dance.”

The book comes with five CDs containing 52 total songs, including 19 new, unreleased or demo versions and unreleased photos.

This is the first book authored by Brooks.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.