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Country Crooner Schieffer Serenades Garth Brooks


The venerable Face the Nation host donned his black jeans, cowboy boots and Fort Worth Star Telegram belt buckle last night for Grammys on the Hill- and an interview with another country music star, Garth Brooks.

Bob Schieffer broke in this interview that Brooks was at the White House yesterday to present President Obama with a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for “The Audacity of Hope.” This is actually the President’s second Grammy- he won the same category in 2006 for “Dreams From My Father.”

Schieffer- who has his own band, Honky Tonk Confidential with CBS News’ Diana Quinn- led what I guess you can call a tribute to Brooks. Senator Dick Durbin, Congressman Darrell Issa and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (shaking a tambourine) joined him in a priceless rendition of “Friends in Low Places.”

Pun intended! When Bob asked Garth if “Friends in Low Places” referred to the people in Washington… “I can make a whole video from people in this town singing that song,” he said.

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