Former President Jimmy Carter wins Grammy Award

Story highlights

  • This is Carter's second win in the category
  • Other notable winners include Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton
  • Hillary Clinton won during her time as first lady

(CNN)Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday won his second Grammy Award, this time for the audio book version of his memoir, "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety."

This is the second time Carter has been crowned in the Best Spoken Word Album category. In 2007, his reading of "Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis" won him dual honors alongside Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
    In December, Carter announced he was cancer-free after an initial diagnosis in August.
    "My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones. I will continue to receive regular three-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab," Carter said in a statement.
    Carter, 91, first revealed the news in front of a Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.
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      Jimmy Carter announces he's cancer free


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    Carter announced in August that doctors had told him that four spots of cancer had spread to his brain. He said his fate "is in the hands of God, whom I worship."
    Three days after the announcement, Carter was teaching Sunday school, per his usual routine.
    The spoken word Grammy has gone to politicians before.
    President Barack Obama is also a two-time winner, bringing home the award in 2005 for his book, "Dreams From My Father," published a decade earlier. And again two years later for "The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream."
    Other notable honorees from the political world include both Bill and Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state did it during her time as first lady, in 1997, for the audio edition of "It Takes a Village." In 2005, former President Clinton won his second Grammy, for "My Life."
    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat, was honored in 2004 for his book -- published while he was in the private sector -- "Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right."
    Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood and Cynthia Nixon won in 2009 for their reading of the Al Gore book, "An Inconvenient Truth."