Paul McCartney wins Gershwin Prize
Library of Congress will present award next yearWASHINGTON -- The Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Librarian of Congress James Billington announced the prize Monday. An all-star tribute concert is planned for spring next year, though the library hasn't announced who will perform.
The Beatle recently completed a five-week summer tour of the U.S., including a stop in the Washington area.
Billington says it's hard to think of another performer and composer who has had a more transformative effect than McCartney.
Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon previously won the Gershwin prize. The library houses the manuscripts of the songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin.