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Garth Brooks to Be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Garth Brooks will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16 during a gala event in New York City.  He's being recognized for his work on such songs as "Unanswered Prayers," "We Shall Be Free," "The Thunder Rolls" and, of course, "If Tomorrow Never Comes."

Among the writers Garth will be inducted alongside this year are the legendary Leon Russell, New Orleans musician, songwriter and producer Alan Toussaint, as well as John Bettis, Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who wrote hits such as Michael Jackson's "Human Nature," Madonna's "Crazy for You" and "Like a Virgin," Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," The Carpenters' "Top of the World" and Heart's "Alone."

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