Garth Brooks received the Kennedy Center Honors this weekend along with Dick Van Dyke, dancer, artist and choreographer Debbie Allen, singer-songwriter Joan Baez and violinist Midori.
The recipients were honored on Friday night (May 21) at a medallion ceremony that had been delayed from December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Kennedy Center Honors serves as a moment to celebrate the remarkable artists who have spent their lives elevating the cultural history of our nation and world,” Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said, adding that Garth has “heightened country music’s profile like no other singer before him.”
Garth shared a picture on social media with his wife Trisha Yearwood saying, “To loosely quote Maya Angelou
I stand here as one but I stand here for the people who have carried me to this point. Grateful! love, g #KCHonors“
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