ASCAP to Honor Brooks March 12

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will present Garth Brooks with the ASCAP Golden Note Award at a dinner March 12 in Washington, D.C. Brooks originally was to accept the award on Sept. 11, but the event was postponed due to the terrorist attacks that day. ASCAP president and chairman Marilyn Bergman will host the event, attended by members of Congress, at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. The award recognizes Brooks’ outstanding contributions to American music as a performer and songwriter. Songwriters Pat Alger, Alan Bergman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Cy Coleman, Hal David, David Gates, Jimmy Webb and a surprise guest will be part of a musical tribute to Brooks. Past recipients of the award include Elton John, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder and Andre Previn. 03/01/02