NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Garth Brooks promised he’d be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building.
Reflecting on personal heroes George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor on hand to salute him Sunday night, Brooks teared up as he spoke with reporters on the red carpet. He only got more emotional as the night went along.
I moved to this town for one reason and that was to get Much Too Young to Feel This Damn Old’ cut by George Strait, Brooks said before the ceremony as his eyes began to redden. That’s what George is singing tonight. It’s gonna be so cool. I’m a fan. So I get to be a fan tonight.
Brooks was inducted along with trailblazing singer Connie Smith and keyboard player Hargus Pig Robbins.
Strait, Seeger and Taylor played for Brooks, dubbed the mighty Garth by Robbins.
– Associated Press