The country star cleans out the house, maybe to make wife Trisha Yearwood happy

By People Staff
December 05, 2007 11:55 AM

Garth Brooks has cleaned out his closet, giving some of what he found to the Smithsonian in the nation’s capital, reports The Washington Post‘s Reliable Source column. Among the donations: a reconstructed smashed guitar from a 1991 TV appearance, a Western-style concert outfit (including black elephant-skin boots), handwritten lyrics on a yellow legal pad and some plaques for sales milestones, including one adorned by a gold-painted audio cassette tape.

“To say that I’m flattered would not be enough,” the semi-retired singer, 45, said of his inclusion in the American archive. “I always thought that when this happened you’d feel like Elvis, and I don’t.”

He added, “All I can think of while they’re taking me around here is, ‘What the hell am I doing in here?’ ” – Stephen M. Silverman