The 2011 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees have been announced and Garth Brooks is among the honorees.
Garth released the following statement with his thoughts on the honor:
I want to thank the Songwriters Hall of Fame for this distinguished honor. To consider myself a "songwriter" is something I find hard to agree with, for it is the songwriter that is the most gifted and most important ingredient in the music formula. I am humbled and flattered by this award and want to thank the songwriters I have written with in the past. I feel it is because of them I am receiving this award.
Garth joins fellow inductees including John Bettis, Leon Russell, Allen Toussaint, Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly.
From the press release:
SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2011 INDUCTEES
John Bettis, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly
and Allen Toussaint
Garth Brooks is already proving that he still has it as he wows Nashville audiences with his flood relief shows this week and a lot of fans are wondering just if and when ol' GB will hit the road again for another full-fledged tour.
While Garth didn't give us an exact answer, at a press conference this past Thursday, Garth did say that Trisha Yearwood, his wife for all of you living under a rock, gave him her blessing to go back out on the road around 2014-2015. At that time his youngest daughter, Allie Colleen, will have graduated high school and his contract in Las Vegas with the Wynn Encore Resort will have ended.
So, Garth fans, there is hope that he'll once again grace an arena stage near you in just a few years. I commend Garth for his commitment to his family before his career. We'll see you in a few years GB!
By now, it’s not breaking news anymore that Garth Brooks is going to be headlining in Nashville next month, all in support of flood relief. The original, “one night only” gig quickly became NINE, all of which sold-out in about three hours time bringing in around $3.5 million. That just proves that Brooks has “IT”. The highly anticipated shows will be spread out the week of December 16th through the 22nd.
It seems that all of a sudden Garth Brooks is everywhere again. Country fans surely remember Garth's hit song "Unanswered Prayers," which spent two weeks at number one on the charts back in 1990. Now, the song Garth co-wrote with Pat Alger and Larry Bastian, has inspired a made-for-television movie which will make its premier on the Lifetime network on Monday, November 29th.
Garth and Lisa Sanderson produced the film for their own company, Red Strokes Productions. The movie was filmed in Virginia and tells the story of a happily married father whose life changes when the girl of his dreams from high school returns to town.
The film stars Eric Close, Samantha Mathis and Madchen Amick. Country fans may remember Samantha from her role in the movie "The Thing Called Love," where she played Miranda Presley. A great movie, also starring the late River Phoenix, that all country fans should see!
Garth Brooks knows how to sell tickets, and it's obvious that the country music world still loves him! Garth decided to put on a show to benefit the flood victims of Nashville's devastating 2010 flood and the demand was pretty amazing, even for Garth!
One show quickly turned into two, then three.. finally stopping at nine shows and 140,000 tickets sold! Garth raised $3.5 million for charity and will make a whole lot of fans happy. The amount of tickets sold set a record for a single day's tickets sold in the state of Tennessee.
Garth will play the nine shows over six days from December 16th through the 22nd. Way to go Garth!
Last week, as I’m sure most of us already know, Garth Brooks had a pretty big, if not slightly predictable, announcement…He’s coming back to Nashville on December 17th, for one night only, with a benefit concert for flood relief efforts. It’s his first show back in Nashville in nearly 12 years and he’s pulling out all the stops, going back to old-school Garth and bringing his full band, and Trisha Yearwood along for all the fun…
So, here’s a recap of all the ticket information you need to know if you’re planning/hoping to get tickets….
They go on sale SATURDAY, November 6th at 10 am (CENTRAL time).
By phone: 1 (800) 745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1 (866) 448-7849
Cost: $25 (plus service/handling fees)