Garth Brooks to Receive Special Grammy Honor

Garth Brooks has been named among the honorees for the 2010 Grammys on the Hill Awards. Brooks, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will be honored for their work in improving the environment for music creators. Past honorees have included then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Orrin Hatch, Congressman Steny Hoyer, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, two-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson and 27-time Grammy winner Quincy Jones.
This year’s Grammys on the Hill events will include the awards ceremony featuring special guest presenters and performers. It will take place on April 14 at the Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. An advocacy day will take place on Capitol Hill April 15, during which hundreds of music professionals from across the country will visit with legislators to advance pro-music policies aimed at improving the environment for music and its makers.