Reba McEntire has been chosen as one of this year's Kennedy Center honorees. She will be honored along with Cher, composer Philip Glass and jazz great Wayne Shorter. In addition, a special award will go to the musical “Hamilton” the first time in the center’s 41-year career that an honor is being given not to an individual, but a work of art.
“I am so honored to be one of this year’s #KCHonors recipients along with @cher, Philip Glass, @WayneShorter and an Honors distinction for @HamiltonMusical & its co-creators,” Reba tweeted. “Can’t wait to see you all in DC!” She also told the “New York Times, “I will be there with bells on. I have been looking forward to this so much.”
The Kennedy Center Honors will take place December 2nd, and air on CBS December 26th. It is customary for the president to attend the ceremony, but last year Donald Trump skipped it after honorees threatened not to attend.
So far, the White House has told The New York Times that President Trump hasn’t decided whether to attend this year, but considering many of the honorees, including Cher, are vocal critics of the president, if he does things could get awkward.
I am so honored to be one of this year’s #KCHonors recipients along with @cher, Philip Glass, @WayneShorter and an Honors distinction for @HamiltonMusical & its co-creators. Can’t wait to see you all in DC! https://t.co/wkZAPLWzma— Reba (@reba) July 25, 2018
Source: Rolling Stone