Gershwin Prize

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The Library of Congress awards its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and Culture annually.

This May, The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song salutes musician, Lionel Richie. Richie is an Alabama-born songwriter with a smooth voice and a deft touch for the romantic ballad. Lionel Richie’s unforgettable work has shown us that music can bring us together. Even when we face problems and disagree on issues, songs can show us what we have in common.

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Celebrating Lionel Richie

2022 GERSHWIN PRIZE

Celebrating Lionel Richie

Lineup Includes Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, Luke Bryan, Andra Day, Chris Stapleton and More, Premiering May 17 on PBS.

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Tune in May 17 9/8c to watch Lionel Richie receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honors living musical artists whose contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin, by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations of musicians.

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