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Toby Keith, Ricky Skaggs Receive National Medal Of The Arts From Trump

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President Donald Trump has awarded National Medal of the Arts to country music star Toby Keith and bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs.

On January 13, 2021, Trump awarded the National Medal of Arts to five individuals. 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," according to a government website.

Keith and Skaggs received the award for "making extraordinary contributions to American music," a statement from the White House said.

Keith had previously performed at Trump's 2017 presidential inauguration, while Skaggs has also reportedly praised Trump in the past, saying in 2016, "I believe Donald Trump is the right person in the right place, and that it's prophetic."

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