Today, Garth Brooks was the first artist to be honored with the Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award in Hollywood. The focus was the Record Industry Association of America’s recognition of his 123 million in unit sales (the greatest number of record sales in history). Throughout his career, Brooks has won 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, including Artist of the Decade in 1998.
“We are honored to present country music legend Garth Brooks with an award that reflects his amazing accomplishments,” said Bob Romeo, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music. “Garth has been a great friend of the Academy for many years, and we couldn’t be happier to acknowledge our support with this Crystal Milestone Award.”