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Garth Brooks To Receive Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

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Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced that country music titan Garth Brooks has been selected for the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

The multiple hall of famer is the youngest recipient of the prestigious prize.

"Garth Brooks' appeal as a performer, songwriter and humanitarian has brought many new fans into the world of country music," said Hayden.

Bestowed in recognition of the legendary songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, the Gershwin Prize recognizes a living musical artist's lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song.

Brooks said he is truly humbled by being selected for the award.

"An award is only as good as the names on it," said Brooks. "First off, for any musician, the name Gershwin says it all. Add to Ira's and George's names the names of the past recipients, and you have an award of the highest honor."

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