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11-13-2007, 10:33 AM
Garth Brooks in Tulsa, Hollywood and Kansas City

When Sam Lovullo called me early one morning last week from the Tulsa airport, I knew he had exciting news -- and he did. Sam, who was the longtime producer of Hee Haw, told me that Garth Brooks was presented the Will Rogers Spirit Award during a Nov. 4 gala in Tulsa. The presentation was a highlight of Will Rogers Days, an annual event sponsored by the Will Rogers Rotary Club.

According to Sam, the room was filled to overflowing, and Garth was so gracious. Sam, who hosted the event, said, "I was trying to honor Garth, and Garth turned it around and began talking about me. He's one of the nicest people I've ever met, and he loves you, Hazel." I can get teary at 8 a.m. Before Garth left the event in Tulsa, he autographed a program for each person in the jam-packed room.