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Garth Brooks Surprises CMT's Hazel Smith at Awards Ceremony
CMT.com's Hot Dish columnist and CMT's Southern Fried Flicks host Hazel Smith was lauded Thursday evening (Aug. 21) at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville as part of the sixth annual Source Foundation Awards honoring women who helped shape the Nashville music industry. Smith's career has also included work with Tompall Glaser, Dr. Hook, Country Music magazine, Country Weekly and Indianapolis radio station WFMS as well as success as a songwriter and author. Grand Ole Opry member Jeannie Seely and Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee were among the hosts. Other 2008 honorees included Lucy Coldsnow Smith of Marty Robbins Enterprises, Helen Farmer of the Country Music Association, art director Virginia Team and the late Reba Hancock from the House of Cash. Garth Brooks made a special appearance as he introduced Smith with a heartfelt speech, saying she was someone who "would die for me." Brooks also introduced Team, who provided artwork and design for many of his albums, remarking that she "would kill for me."
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