No “Unanswered Prayers” here—Garth Brooks is formally a winner of the Billboard Icon Award.
At the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, the singer-songwriter took house the prize after more than 30 years in business.
During his speech on Wednesday, Oct. 14, Brooks thanked his spouse of 15 years, Trisha Yearwood, calling her “the love of my life.”
He melted our hearts with a message to his children—Allie, August and Taylor—by stating, “I will love you for all my time here on this planet.”
The nation star included, “To all those people who fill those stands, thank you! Thank you for my life.”
Brooks started his approval speech with a rapid-fire collection of his hit tunes, which was all too sentimental. He played guitar while carrying out “The Thunder Rolls,” “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” “The River,” “Standing Outside the Fire,” “That Summer” and “Dive Bar.”
For “Friends in Low Places,” he optimistically called out to the empty auditorium, “Now I wanna hear you sing it!” And concluded with his signature 1989 tune, “The Dance.”