Brooks Says “Yes!” For Joel

When the American Music Awards present the prestigious Award of Merit to Billy Joel in January, Garth Brooks will be on hand to help with the duties. It was Joel who showed up for Brooks’ 1997 Central Park concert in New York, and Brooks has long praised Joel as one of his major musical influences. While Brooks is up for two awards himself, he’s reported that he’s most excited about attending because of the Joel tribute segment.