Garth Brooks Donates Cowboy Hat to Smithsonian





Garth Brooks brought his famous cowboy hat to the Smithsonian Institution on Tuesday as he donated mementos from his singing career.

But once he finished signing autographs and taking pictures, he was more interested in seeing Patsy Cline's performance costume and Ray Charles' tuxedo.

Brooks' trademark black Stetson Tyler cowboy hat, a stage outfit of Wrangler jeans and black cowboy boots, and a guitar he smashed on stage at a Dallas concert in 1991 will soon join the artifacts of other musical greats at the "Treasures of American History" exhibit.

"I see these things in here and all I can think of is what the hell am I doing here? It's amazing," Brooks said. "Hopefully, time will answer that question. It always does."


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