Congrats Willie Nelson! Willie Nelson is the first country artist to receive the Gershwin Prize. Presented by the Library of Congress, the award honors “musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of poplular song exemplify the standard of excellence assosiated with George and Ira Gershwin by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding, entertaining and informing audiences and inpsiring new generations.”
Nelson will be honored by Rosanne Cash, Leon Bridges, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Paul Simon and Neil Young in the concert: Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which premieres Friday, Jan 15th at 9PM on PBS. Click HERE for more info.