Joan Carol Stone Photo Archives
Garth Brooks received the ACM’s Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award  in 2011 (for the year 2010). Through Garth’s manager, I was invited to see Garth’s fabulous one-man show at the Wynn’s Encore Theater in Las Vegas on September 10, 2011. Afterwards, I went backstage to talk with Garth wherein I congratulated him on his ACM’s Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award.