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Way to Go Willie!

Nearly 60 years into his songwriting career, Willie Nelson has been named the next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  Willie Nelson at Family Picnic 2015

“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!

 

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