The Kennedy Center announced Garth Brooks as one of the recipients of the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors on Wednesday, January 13th 2021. He’ll be honored in a ceremony that’s been delayed until May, due to the ongoing battle with Covid.
Other honorees include artist, choreographer, and actress Debbie Allen, singer-songwriter and activist Joan Baez, violinist Midori and actor Dick Van Dyke. “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 while announcing the new honorees.
The 43rd Kennedy Center Honors are scheduled to take place May 17-21, 2021, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This will feature limited audience medallion ceremonies, as well as “small, in-person events and re-envisioned virtual tributes.”
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