www.yahoo.comBruce Springsteen receives this year's Woody Guthrie Prize
Bruce Springsteen has won the 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize, which is given to an artist seen as carrying on the spirit of the folk singer whose music focused on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Guthrie, who grew up in Okemah, Oklahoma, was one of the most important figures in American folk music and penned hundreds of songs, including some that The Boss has performed over the years. “Woody wrote some of the greatest songs about America’s struggle to live up its ideals in convincing fashion," Springsteen said in a statement Tuesday.
He deserves every prize there is. And after that, prizes need to be invented especially for Bruce to win.
I confess to never having heard of this prize. Is it annual and, if it is, how come it has taken Bruce so long to win it?
It is, of course, richly deserved.