Garth’s An Angel

Throughout the remainder of this week, earnings from the sales of Garth Brooks’ new Sevens album will be donated entirely to Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network. The organization provides needy students with college scholarships. Brooks appeared on Winfrey’s February 9th show, where he performed such hits as “Long Neck Bottle,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down Til The Sun Comes Up” and “She’s Gonna Make It.” During his interview with Winfrey, Brooks attempted to explain his phenomenal success as an artist by quoting a fellow entertainer. “God only gives you the light for so long, so you just go with it,” he said. Brooks’ segment of the program was taped earlier in Amarillo, Texas, where Winfrey was appearing in court. Brooks and his wife Sandy are also donating $1 million to Music City’s Zoo. As Nashville residents, the couple is making the gesture to support a new children’s division of the zoo that’s expected to span five acres. The addition will be named after the late songwriter Mae Axton. Axton, mother of Hoyt Axton, penned Elvis’ hit “Heartbreak Hotel.” Mrs. Brooks is a member of the zoo board.