Garth Brooks picked up another honor on Thursday. He was named the first inductee to the Live Hall of Fame at the Pollstar Live! conference in Los Angeles.
Garth was surprised by the honor, thinking he was there just to be part of a panel at the conference. He said while accepting the award, “It’s a total shock and quite an honor. I don’t think an entertainer is anything without other people who allow him to do this.” He went on to thank his co-manager Bob Doyle and longtime promoter Ben Farrell, adding, “They have made my career possible.”
Garth got the honor after his three-year tour set records, selling more than 6.3 million tickets, making it the most successful North American tour and biggest ever by a solo artist.
The event also included a surprise sing-a-long and birthday cake for Garth, who celebrated his 56th birthday on Wednesday.