Every year, the Kennedy Center honors individuals who have left their mark on American culture through the performing arts.
This year, it’s a big win for Contemporary Christian Music. Our very own Queen of Christian pop, Amy Grant, is one of the honorees. This makes her the first Christian artist to be recognized by the Kennedy Center.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine ever receiving this prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. Through the years, I’ve watched so many of my heroes serenaded by colleagues and fellow artists, always moved by the ability of music and film to bring us together and to see the best in each other. I cannot wait to celebrate with my fellow honorees, friends, and family. Thank you for widening the circle to include all of us.” – Amy Grant
We are so proud of Amy Grant! She’s in some good company too. George Clooney, Gladys Knight, Tania León, and U2 are also being honored this year.