Bruce Springsteen receives the Woody Guthrie Award 2021
On May 13th, Bruce Springsteen will accept the Woody Guthrie Prize 2021, honoring artists who carry on the legacy of late popular legend. The Woody Guthrie Center will present the award during a live-streamed event that will be broadcast to Woody Guthrie Center members. “I am honored to receive the Woody Guthrie Award in 2021,” said Springsteen in a press release. “Woody wrote some of the greatest songs about America’s struggle to convincingly realize its ideals. He is one of my most important influences and inspirations. “
Past Woody Guthrie Prize winners include Joan Baez, Chuck D., John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Pete Seeger, and more. “As an observer of the human condition and a reporter on the plight of the common people, Bruce Springsteen is a true child of Woody Guthrie,” said Deana McCloud, director of the Woody Guthrie Center, in press releases. She continued:
He continues Woody’s work, writing about our struggles in this land of hope and dreams and giving one of our favorite performances of This Land Is Your Land with Pete Seeger when Obama was first inaugurated. The Woody Guthrie Center is proud to present Bruce with this well-deserved appreciation for his life as a speaker for the disenfranchised and inspiring generations to find the power of their own voices.
Nora Guthrie, president of Woody Guthrie Publications and Woody’s daughter, added:
We were hoping Bruce would join our extended family – which includes the sons and daughters of Woody, Pete Seeger, and Lead Belly – when we gathered this year to say, “Thank you for looking after us have and have spoken out. Welcome brother! “
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