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The commander in chief and first lady hosted country music singer Garth Brooks, actor Dick Van Dyke, violinist Midori, songwriter Joan Baez and choreographer Debbie Allen at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Thursday morning, according to the White House.

The five artists are poised to be recognized with the prestigious honors from the performing arts institution in Washington this week.

The star-studded 43rd annual ceremony, typically held in December, had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is scheduled to air June 6 on CBS.

Trump bucked tradition by skipping the Honors year after year while in office. He and Melania TrumpMelania TrumpOnly Trump can fix vaccine hesitancy among his supporters Trump discussed pardoning Ghislaine Maxwell: book Jill Biden appears on Vogue cover MORE first opted out of attending the 2017 event after several of that year's honorees, including Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade, said they would avoid a White House reception in protest of him.