Garth Brooks Heads to Court

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Wednesday’s Country Music News.

Country's Garth Brooks

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( — The lawsuit launched more than two years ago by Garth Brooks against a hospital in his hometown is finally heading to trial, and according to the Tulsa World newspaper, jury selection is scheduled to begin today.

News of the suit broke in December 2009, some four years after Garth had donated $500,000 to the Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, Okla. The country superstar gave the gift as a tribute to his mother, Colleen, who died in 1999, and he claims that the hospital originally showed him plans to construct a Living Center that would bear her name.

He was later told that no such center would be built, and when the hospital refused to give back the cash, claiming Garth’s donation had been “anonymous and unconditional,” he took the case to court.

-Eric Scott

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