I love going back in country music history and seeing what our favorite country stars were up to. Thanks to CMT.com, I learned that on this day (January 29th) in country music history in 1996, Garth Brooks refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Artist of the Year!

I guess we learn something new everyday. What makes this even more interesting is that, according to CMT.com, Garth said backstage that night that the award should have gone to Hootie + The Blowfish (whose front man is our very own Darius Rucker).

If you, like me, were too young to remember any of this, I found the video of how it all happened.



Garth Brooks did walk away with two other awards that night so he didn't leave completely empty handed!


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