Billy Joel And Santana Chosen For Kennedy Center Honors

Both Billy Joel and Carlos Santana have been selected as honorees in the 2013 class of the Kennedy Center Honors. The pair will be inducted into the illustrious group of performers in December. Both artists released statements demonstrating their excitement at the news:

"But to be chosen for this special award essentially for doing what I love most amazes me more than anything," Joel said in a written statement.

Santana added that he's thrilled with the award, especially in light of his psychic activism:

"I guess people understand that Santana is not just a Mexican guitar player. I bring a collective-consciousness awareness agenda with me."

The 36th annual ceremony will be televised December 29th on CBS.

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