Gershwin Prize

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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Corporate funding is provided by Wells Fargo. Funding is also provided by AARP, Universal Music Group and ASCAP. Travel is provided by United Airlines. Funding is also provided by The Leonore S. Gershwin Trust; The Ira & Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund; and William C. Burton. Major funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Salutes Lionel Richie

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This May, The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song salutes Lionel Richie.



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Lionel Richie Accepts the Gershwin Prize

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Lionel Richie gives his acceptance speech for the 2022 Gershwin Prize.

Garth Brooks and Band Perform Thunder Rolls

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Garth Brooks and Band Perform the award-winning hit song, Thunder Rolls.

Emily Estefan Performs

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Emily Estefan performs at the 2019 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Gian Marco Performs

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Gian Marco performs at the 2019 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Patti LaBelle Performs

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Patti LaBelle performs at the 2019 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

Sarah Chang and Gloria Estefan Perform

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Sarah Chang and Gloria Estefan perform at the 2019 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.