Garth Brooks Presented With ASCAP Centennial Award
November 18, 2014 at 8:08 AM (PT)
The AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS and PUBLISHERS (ASCAP) presented its ASCAP CENTENNIAL AWARD to GARTH BROOKS last NIGHT (11/17) at a gala party at the WALDORF ASTORIA in NEW YORK CITY. The once-in-a-century award is given in recognition of an artist's accomplishments in their music genre (NET NEWS 8/21).
Others presented with the CENTENNIAL AWARD include JOAN BAEZ, BILLY JOEL, STEPHEN SONDHEIM and STEVIE WONDER.
TRISHA YEARWOOD paid tribute to BROOKS before proceeding with a performance of "If Tomorrow Never Comes." BROOKS also performed his new song, "I Am A Song" for the first time publicly.
The event marked the first-ever fundraiser benefiting THE ASCAP FOUNDATION and its music education, talent development and humanitarian activities. Funds raised from the evening will help sustain the FOUNDATION’s significant efforts in safeguarding the future of music and affording opportunities for memorable music experiences to the disadvantaged.
For more information, visit www.ascap.com.