It was a big night for Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and several others as they were recognized at the 41<sup>st</sup> Anniversary Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony. This was a big deal, held at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, by invitation only. No one crashed this party. To get in you had to be special. No one can argue that Garth and Alan are just that, special.
Garth Brooks has a list of hits longer than your arm and if he hadn't received this honor it would be a shock to everyone. Alan Jackson is right up there with him. It would have been a real treat to see these two accept their awards in Nashville, Tennessee.
Garth has done so many wonderful songs perhaps one of the crowd favorites would be "Friends in Low Places". It always gets the crowd singing along, and you can sing with him, click here. Another one that can bring a tear to the eye is "The Dance".
The Alan Jackson song many of you will remember is the one Alan wrote after 911, "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?" If you have not heard it or would like to listen again, just click here and be amazed.
According to a Taste of Country, there were Songwriter Achievement Awards given out to the Band Perry for their tune, "If I Die Young", as well as Brad Paisley for "Old Alabama". It was a big night for a lot of country music stars, but Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson were the top honor winners of the night. Where would country music be without these two fantastic stars?