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Which Country Act Should Get Kennedy Center Honors After Garth Brooks? Vote!

Randy Travis
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Randy Travis performs at LP Field during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 7, 2013 in Nashville.

Garth Brooks is the ninth country act (and youngest country act) to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. But who else in the genre is worthy of this distinction and hasn't gotten it yet?

Billboard awards editor Paul Grein named 16 artists who have been voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame but have yet to receive Kennedy Center Honors: Alabama, Brooks & DunnThe Everly BrothersVince GillEmmylou HarrisAlan JacksonKris KristoffersonBrenda LeeBarbara MandrellRonnie MilsapThe Oak Ridge BoysRicky SkaggsThe Statler BrothersGeorge StraitRandy Travis and Hank Williams Jr.

Out of the nine country acts honored by the Kennedy Center so far, no country groups or duos have made the list. Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, The Statler Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys are likely vying to become the first. Since the Kennedy Center rarely honors artists posthumously, late country legends Charley PrideKenny Rogers and Charlie Daniels, who all died in 2020, might not make the cut.

So which top country star should be up next to receive the Kennedy Center Honors? Vote below!