President Barack Obama talks with Garth Brooks, who was presented with the "Grammy on the Hill Award" for his leadership in advancing the rights of music makers, in the Oval Office, April 14, 2010. The President was also presented with the 2007 Grammy Award for best spoken word album for his book "The Audacity of Hope." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Pixel Wrangler 5y

    Wow - was it twenty years ago that Garth's hit "I've Got Friends in Low Places" received the CMA Single of the Year Award ...

    And here he is in the Oval Office!  Yea!
  • I prefer clarity over agreement. 5y

    The friends don't get much lower than Obama.
  • NelsonMuntzPhoto PRO 5y

    GARTH looks so different without the cowboy hat on !!!!
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 5y

    What a STOOGE we have in the White House...
  • I prefer clarity over agreement. 5y

    The rest of the world benefits by American being different, by America being EXCEPTIONAL and STRONG. Hobo is doing his darndest to make us just like every other under-achieving nation. Good work Hobo.
  • Brent Winn PRO 5y

    First time I've seen Garth without his hat.
  • I prefer clarity over agreement. 5y

    He should have kept it on.
  • Sally Van Natta PRO 5y

    Great moment.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 5y

    Is.. it.. 2012.... YET
  • iwonka_10 PRO 5y

    Fantastic moment.
  • chewstercastle 5y

    Cool. I read Audacity of Hope a couple years ago, but I'd like to listen to the audiobook, especially since it is read by the Prez. himself. :-)
  • halstatt1 5y

    I almost didn't recognize Garth in his suit and sans chappeau! At first glace I thought he was a visiting business man or a staffer.

    Congrats, Garth. You and the President are doing great things for the country.
  • ribanbel 5y

    congrats to BOTH
  • J Troyer 5y

    That's Garth!?! I would've never recognized him! Maybe it's because I don't listen to country...hmmm. ha.
    Great shot, Pete!
  • Shelby Rad 5y

    Obama won a Grammy? He is a freaking Renaissance man.
  • I prefer clarity over agreement. 5y

    One thing is for sure, that both of these fellas will not suffer (unlike most) under the new Obamacare. Despite the network/liberal media's coverage Obamacare is NOT popular with MOST people. Obamacare will lower the quality and increase the cost of our health care.

    This fall millions of senior citizens will receive notices of benefit cutbacks for Medicare Advantage plans.
  • Scott Harms PRO 5y

    I like the genuine and sincere joy of this picture. Everybody's having a great time. The smiles, the eye contact, the outstretched arms, I like it, it works for me. Nice shot Pete.
  • Blue States PRO 5y

    For sure, I would like to hear the conversation. PS:: I wonder if county radio will boycot Garth for his support of the president.
  • Wil C. Fry PRO 5y

    Wow. Garth is looking old and worn down...

    Via your photostream on Fluidr
  • ahmet mehmet 2y

    Sometimes, when we are in our most severe mood of partisan criticism, we should recall the night America received the news of his victory.
    It was a moment that will live with all of us as certain historical moments always live in the minds of Americans. And we can follow that
    moment to the day when he stood before America and became the 44th President of the United States.
    It is difficult for me to imagine that there was anyone in this country who did not feel proud to be an American and proud of America.

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