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Brooks to receive top award

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WASHINGTON — Garth Brooks has been selected by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers to receive its Golden Note Award.

Brooks, who has sold more than 100 million albums, was to be honored at a reception and dinner on Capitol Hill, ASCAP said.

The award recognizes his contributions to American music as a performer and songwriter.

Brooks made his recording debut in 1989. His recordings include "The Dance," "We Shall Be Free," "If Tomorrow Never Comes," "Friends in Low Places" and "The Thunder Rolls."

The ASCAP Golden Note Award is one of the most prestigious honors that the society bestows on its members. Past recipients include Elton John, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder and Andre Previn.