View Full Version : Garth Brooks Donates Memorabilia to Smithsonian

11-30-2007, 10:50 PM
Garth Brooks donated his first gold record and other career memorabilia to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History during a ceremony Friday (Nov. 30)


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11-30-2007, 10:55 PM
Very Cool!

11-30-2007, 11:08 PM
That is so cool. :D

11-30-2007, 11:10 PM
AAAHHH!!! Was he in DC??? I could've driven there in 3 1/2!!! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is very cool though. LOL

11-30-2007, 11:29 PM
From a fan's point of view... what do you think would be the coolest to have?

I assume multiple people have those gold records (manager, wrtiers, etc.) so I'd say either the lyrics or guitar. But the guitar would be a lot more useful if it wasn't smashed!

Here's a question for you... if Garth threw you the guitar at the end of the concert... would you play it? Or would you put it in a case?
Personally, I'd play it.

12-01-2007, 12:32 AM
i would try to play the guitar

12-01-2007, 09:58 AM
Hmmm....elephant skin cowboy boots?? I hope they were faux.

12-01-2007, 12:08 PM
Didn't he give the guitar he smashed to someone in the crowd, though?

12-01-2007, 03:02 PM
If you're talking about the "This Is Garth Brooks" TV special that aired on NBC in January 1992, yes, he did give the smashed guitar to somebody...

12-01-2007, 04:21 PM
He gave Ty's guitar to a little boy. Pieces of his guitar were displayed for a short time in the CMHOF, along with some of his Mo Betta's.

12-01-2007, 09:00 PM
That is one way to insure future generations can see something of Garth Brooks. It is also great because the Smithsonian takes very good care of items in their collections. I hate to think of all the stuff Garth might have stored in his "barn" in Nashville or Oklahoma which will eventually deteriorate. Then, no one will ever be able to see it.

12-04-2007, 09:55 PM
Garth Brooks gives smashed guitar to Smithsonian
Tue Dec 4, 2007 3:06 PM ET

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Garth Brooks donated a smashed guitar to the Smithsonian Institution on Tuesday, but the country-music superstar turned into a wide-eyed tourist when he saw the company he would be keeping.

Wearing his signature black cowboy hat, the singer eyed a pink outfit worn by Patsy Cline and Judy Garland's ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" before signing over his patched-up guitar, a Stetson hat and a gold record to the Smithsonian's Museum of American History.

"I always thought that when this happened you'd feel like Elvis, and I don't," said Brooks, who has largely retired from performing. "It's funny being the person that's in here, because never, ever do you think you can measure up to the people who are already in here."


12-05-2007, 01:27 AM
Hey Everyone,

You can see some pictures at these 2 websites. And this isn't related but On the Getty one if you scroll down there is a Dallas Star player who has a picture of Garth on his helmet. I think it looks really cool :cool:.

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