How lucky is Barack Obama. He gets the best seats at the best concerts and meets the best musicians. Paul McCartney included. Mr. President was presenting the former Beatle with the Gershwin Prize for Best Song at a big concert in the White House.
And who woulda thunk it, but Sir Paul that he was “slightly nervous” before the East Room tribute concert. It’s line-up was in incredible. Faith Hill, the Jonas Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Dave Grohl included.
FYI: McCartney is the third recipient of the Gershwin prize, awarded by the Library of Congress and it’s named. After the songwriting brothers George and Ira Gershwin. It’s previous recipients were Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. Sir Paul also mentioned he’d grown up listening to music by the Gershwin brothers.
He was awestruck too commenting, “For an English kid growing up in Liverpool, the White House – that’s pretty special,” he said adding an aside for Obama, “He’s a great guy so lay off him.”
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