After 27 years of holding out, Alamo style, against rising rents and marching chain stores, the Rodeo Bar on the corner of Third Avenue and East 27th Street closed on Sunday.
Mr. Brooks is set to emerge from retirement with a new album, and he announced a single date of a planned tour.
Garth Brooks, the country superstar, says that in November he will release an album of new material.
Mr. Newman, who had hits in the 1950s and 1960s, combined country music with the Cajun idioms of his native Louisiana.
A Craigslist ad listed a vehicle as a former tour bus of Willie Nelson, but it turns out that the bus belonged to Paul English, his drummer, which its buyers knew.
In promoting his new boxed set, Garth Brooks could be setting the stage for a comeback.
Wayne Mills was fatally shot after a dispute in a Nashville bar early Saturday morning, the police said.