Tony Bennett To Be Honored With The Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Tony Bennett’s chart-topping career spans seven decades. His interpretations of great American standards have put him in the history books and now he’s being honoured by The Library of Congress with this year’s Gershwin Prize for popular song. The lifetime achievement award, named for the duo of George & Ira Gershwin was created by Congress to honour singers and songwriters who entertain, inform and inspire. On hearing the news, Tony recalled that one of his earliest recordings was ‘Fascinating Rhythm’, a song by the Gershwin’s. Past recipients of the prize include Paul McCartney, Carole King, Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. Tony Bennett is scheduled to accept his award in Washington in November.

Image Source: www.billboard.com

Posted in Steve Boyton, The Lounge, Whats Happening Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

+ Follow Us

 

+ Upcoming Events

  1. Festival Of India

    August 11 - August 13
  2. A Golf Day In Support Of St. Anne Church Restoration

    August 17 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  3. Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk Of Hope

    September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Hotel California – A Tribute To The Eagles

    September 8 - September 9
  5. Cumberland Flood Relief Fundraiser

    September 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

+ On-Air & Shows