Garth Brooks

Reba McEntire Set for Big Honor

Rebe McEntire will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame when the fabled venue’s summer season begins in June.

The country star will be the guest of honor when Julie Andrews hosts the opening night gala on June 22nd.

The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame was founded in 2000 and features stars like Frank Sinatra, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder and McEntire’s fellow country music icon Garth Brooks.

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Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Singer Garth Brooks is set to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.

The two-time Grammy Award winner, singer Connie Smith and session musician Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins will make up the class of 2012.

Brooks will be celebrated in the Modern Era Artist category, Smith will round out the Veterans Era Artist category and Robbins, who has worked with Bob Dylan and Loretta Lynn, will be feted in the Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980 category.

And Friends in Low Places hitmaker Brooks couldn’t be more thrilled.

He says, “I am astounded and honored to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame. At the same time, I can’t help but feel guilty going in when there are so many deserving artists that came before me who are yet to be inducted.”

This year’s additions will increase membership within the prestigious organization to 118.

Garth Brooks Thanks Oprah With Flowers

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Country icon Garth Brooks has paid tribute to pal Oprah Winfrey  for making a friend’s dying wish come true.

Winfrey quizzed the star about why he sent her a bouquet of flowers recently for no apparent reason when Brooks appeared on her show on Wednesday (Nov 24) – and he revealed he owes the talk show queen a huge debt of gratitude.

He said, “One of my best buddies, Kent Blazy, is a songwriter; he wrote a song called If Tomorrow Never Comes… His wife worshipped you… She dealt with brain tumours most of the adult life that I knew Kent, and you were very sweet to let her come and be here at this show.
“When she came back and told me it was the highlight of her life, beings that I was in her life a lot… You have a gift that lets people think and believe with all that they should that anything’s possible, you just do. That’s what you bring. So the roses were just to say thanks.”
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