Reba McEntire Selected for 2018 Kennedy Center Honors

Reba McEntire Red carpet
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Reba McEntire is adding one more well-deserved honor to her list of accomplishments.The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the “Fancy” singer will be one of the honorees at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors.

Reba joins three other iconic performers including Cher, composer and pianist Philip Glass and jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. For the first time in Awards history, the show “Hamilton” will receive an honor—for co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and music director Alex Lacamoire.

“The Kennedy Center Honors recognizes exceptional artists who have made enduring and indelible marks on our culture,” said Kennedy Center chairman David M. Rubenstein. “Country songstress Reba McEntire has inspired us over four decades with her powerhouse voice and music that conveys heartfelt, heart-warming honesty.”

The 63-year-old entertainer took to Instagram to share her feelings about the honor.

“I am so honored to be one of this year’s #KCHonors along with @cher, Philip Glass, @wayne.shorter and an Honors distinction for @hamiltonmusical & its co-creators. Can’t wait to see you all in DC!”

Reba’s big night takes place on Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C. The Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS