Country superstar Garth Brooks was honored today in Washington as part of the annual Grammys on the Hill event. This year’s events included the awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 14 and an advocacy day on Capitol Hill today (4/15), at which hundreds of music professionals from across the country visited with legislators to advance pro-music policies that improve the environment for music and its makers. Joining Brooks on the list of recipients of the prestigious award are U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, and U.S. Representative Darrell Issa. After receiving his award, Brooks was greeted and congratulated by President Barack Obama.
“This year’s honorees truly define leadership, and GRAMMYs on the Hill gives us the opportunity to thank our political and musical leaders for their work to advance the rights of music makers,” said NARAS President/CEO Neil Portnow. “As one of the most popular and philanthropic artists, Garth Brooks is an inspiration to musicians and fans alike.”