R&B legend Gladys Knight is among the 2022 Kennedy Center honorees, the center's board of trustees announced on Thursday, July 21st. The awards are presented annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to artists who have made lasting contributions to American culture.
Gladys Knight said in a statement that she was "humbled beyond words."
The 78-year old Gladys Knight has won 7 Grammy Awards! Her most memorable singles include "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For."
Along with the Atlanta native Gladys Knight, other honorees include George Clooney and Christian artist, Amy Grant.
All the honorees will be inducted on December 4 during The Kennedy Center Honors Gala. A televised version of the ceremony will air on CBS at a later date, the arts organization said.