Reba McEntire set to be a Kennedy Center Honoree this December

ABC/Mark LevineReba McEntire will join the esteemed ranks of Kennedy Center honorees this year, as she’s celebrated alongside Cher and the creator of the Broadway musical Hamilton in Washington, D.C. in December.

“Country music songstress Reba McEntire has inspired us over four decades with her powerhouse voice and music that conveys heartfelt, heart-warming honesty,” the John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts said in its official announcement.

“I am so honored," Reba reacted, as she shared the news on her socials.

Composer/pianist Philip Glass and jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter round out the rest of the 2018 honorees.

Reba joins a who's-who of country music legends who've also received the honor, with Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Merle Haggard among them.

Expect a star-studded, career-spanning tribute to Reba at the gala, which will take place in the nation’s capital on Sunday, December 2. The evening will be recorded for broadcast December 26 on CBS.

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