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The two superstars became close 20 years ago, when Garth covered Billy's self-penned hit, 'Shameless,' and took it to the top of the country charts. The 'Uptown Girl' singer has been at home recovering from double hip replacement surgery, but plans to be on hand to honor his friend.
This won't be the first time the two men have shared a stage in the Big Apple. Billy joined Garth for his historic 1997 concert in Central Park, with more than 750,000 in attendance. Garth also joined the rock legend for one of the final live concerts at Shea Stadium in 2008. Their performance of 'Shameless' was captured on Billy's latest CD, 'Live at Shea Stadium,' which was released earlier this year.
When not enjoying time on his ranch with wife, Trisha Yearwood, and his three daughters, Garth can be found performing at the Wynn Encore Theatre. He is also beginning to work on a new tour. See his Vegas schedule here.
The induction ceremony will take place on June 16. Other writers being honored for their songwriting talents include Leon Russell, Allen Toussaint, John Bettis, Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly.