Paul McCartney received the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the president last night before serenading the first lady.
Rock legend Paul McCartney has received the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
President Barack Obama presented Paul with the award Tuesday night in the White House’s East Room. While the Beatle was honored to receive the prize in recognition of his contributions to American music, he was a little star struck.
"Getting this prize is good enough, but getting it from THIS president,” he said in amazement.
The Beatle then lead a 90-minute concert, and the set included his Grammy-winning song "Michelle,” which Paul admitted is “a song I’ve been itching to do at the White House.”
Many other artists performed their own rendition of the Beatles hit songs such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, and the Jonas Brothers. The event at the White House was a huge success and hopefully this could end up being a regular gig for Paul McCartney.
"Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House" to be aired on PBS on July 28 at 8PM.
– Bre Kelly