Some amazing artists are coming together for an event in Washington, D.C., in November to honor the Red Headed Stranger including Rosanne Cash, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss and Neil Young! Willie is the first country act ever to receive the Library of Congress’ prestigious Gershwin Prize.
Taking place at DAR Constitution Hall in the nation’s capital, the tribute concert will air on PBS stations January 15th, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.
According to RollingStone.com, songwriter Paul Simon was the first recipient in 2007. Others who have been honored are Paul McCartney, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The selection of the annual Gershwin Prize recipient is made by the Librarian of Congress in consultation with board members selected for their expertise in various fields related to music.