Congressmen Honor and Serenade Garth Brooks

A bipartisan group of congressmen serenaded Garth Brooks with “Friends in Low Places” when the singer was honored in Washington, D.C., during the 2010 Grammy on the Hill Awards. Brooks, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) were recognized for their leadership in advancing the rights of those who create music. Wednesday’s (April 14) performance of Brooks’ 1990 hit was led by Marc Roberge of the rock band, O.A.R., and featured an informal band and vocal group that included Issa and Durbin along with U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and U.S. Reps. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). Also participating were songwriter Paul Williams, record producer Jimmy Jam and CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer. President Barack Obama presented the Grammy on the Hill trophy to Brooks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. View photos of Garth Brooks in Washington.