UPDATE: The White House announced Thursday (Jan. 14) that President Trump had given out five National Medals of the Arts on Wednesday, including to country stars Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs. The other three recipients were opera singer Mary Costa, photojournalist Nick Ut and art historian Earl "Rusty" Powell III.
While the U.S. House was voting Wednesday (Jan. 13) to impeach Donald Trump a second time, as he was charged with “incitement of insurrection," the president was presenting the National Medal of the Arts to singers Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs.
According to the National Endowment for the Arts website, the award is given to artists who "are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States." The site, however, has not been updated to confirm the 2020 recipients.