Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – Garth Brooks will be the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
The Gershwin Prize recognizes a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of entertainment, information, inspiration and cultural understanding. Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, songwriters Burt Bacharach and the late Hal David, Carole King, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett and Emilio and Gloria Estefan were past winners.
Brooks will receive the prize at an all-star tribute concert in Washington, D.C. in March 2020. Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song will air on PBS stations nationwide later that spring.