Garth Brooks recently accomplished something that no other recording artist has ever been able to add to his/her resume. The country music megastar was awarded certification for his seventh Diamond album, signifying that seven of Brooks’ albums have sold over ten million copies.
To commemorate this feat, the State of Tennessee is celebrating Brooks, making him an Ambassador of Goodwill and thanking him for doing the state, especially the City of Nashville proud, for so many years. To further help Brooks celebrate the occasion, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (“TDTD”) is teaming with him for a free one-night event at Ascend Amphitheater, in conjunction with TDTD’s “The Soundtrack of America” movement.
An honored and humbled Brooks stood beside Governor Bill Haslam at the State Capitol this morning, cowboy hat in hand, as he accepted the honor. He then went on to point at the banner behind him and express his feelings about sharing the historical career milestone with Music City: “I couldn’t be more proud to bring this back to the home of country music.”
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