“It is an honor to be the next recipient of the Gershwin Prize. I appreciate it greatly,” he said in a brief statement.
An awards ceremony is being planned for November in Washington, D.C. Filmed for television, the event will shine a light not only Nelson, but also some of the artists he’s inspired during the last half-century, with performances and speeches by many of the musicians in attendance. The evening’s lineup has yet to be announced. Stay tuned for more details!