Sept. 2, 2009 — Garth Brooks seems a likely future member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. For now, he can take solace in occupying a slot in the Oklahoma State University Alumni Hall of Fame.
Garth will join the OSU Hall alongside two of the school's best-known athletes — Heisman Trophy-winner Barry Sanders and former major-league third baseman Robin Ventura — during homecoming activities in October. The three will serve as grand marshals of the Sea Of Orange Parade Oct. 17, according to OSU Alumni Association, and will earn their official inductions during the Cowboys' football game that same day against the Missouri Tigers.
Garth, who participated in track during his college days, graduated from the school in 1984 and released his first album five years later. He named his touring band after=2 0Stillwater, the city in which OSU is based. And he's such a revered figure at the school that when John Martin wrote "Cowboys 4ever," a new fight song, the first person he played it for this spring was Garth, The Tulsa World reported. Garth can expect to hear it a number of times at homecoming.