Garth Donates To SmithSonian

Garth Brooks donated objects from his extensive musical career to the Smithsonian´s National Museum of American History, Nov. 30.

Garth´s collection will join those of other American music legends, including Patsy Cline, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington. He presented the museum with his first gold record and cassette he received for his 1989 self-titled album, handwritten lyric sheets for the song, "Beaches of Cheyenne," showing his revisions, a Takamine brand guitar, which he smashed during his first NBC television special, This Is Garth Brooks, and much more. The museum will also collect the plaque for the special Career Award Garth received in November by the Recording Industry Association of America as the new top–selling solo artist in recorded history with 123 million albums sold. A selection from the new Garth Brooks collection will be on temporary display in the museum´s "Treasures of American History" exhibition at the Smithsonian´s National Air and Space Museum beginning in January 2008.

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