Singer/songwriter Garth Brooks performs at CBS' Teachers Rock Special live concert at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Name just about any trophy, lifetime achievement award or honorific, and Garth Brooks can claim ownership.
Sunday night he got the big one: Country Music Hall of Fame member.
Brooks was inducted along with Connie Smith and Hargus "Pig" Robbins in a performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville.
It's a well-deserved honor for the man who took country music from a regional sound to an international phenomenon. It's also one the 50-year-old balked at, though he says he has become more comfortable with it.
"When they announced it, all I could think about was the guys who aren't in there that should be before me," Brooks said. "And as we've gotten closer I see that, but I just can't help be like a little kid at Christmas."
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