Bob Dylan has won many awards throughout his career including 11 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award. He has been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame , Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In May 2012, Dylan was one out of many honorees nominated to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
On Tuesday June 5th, President Obama awarded Singer/Songwriter Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony. Obama said “Bob’s voice, with its weight, its unique gravely power, was redefining not just what music sounded like, but the message it carried and how it made people feel.” Obama also gave the award to Toni Morrison, John Paul Stevens, and astronaut John Glenn among others.
The Medal of Freedom is awarded to people who have made outstanding contributions to the national interests of the United States, to world peace or to other significant accomplishments
I personally think that Bob greatly deserved this award and there couldn’t be a greater time to give it to him. After performing on hundreds of different stages, seeing thousands of different places, and meeting millions of new people, his music and passion still stays the same. He has inspired so many people with his music. Not by the way it sounds, but by the ways it makes us feel.
Have you never heard of Bob Dylan? – enjoy the voice, absorb his words.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think he deserved the award? If not, why? Attached below is the link to the ceremony and a little Bobby D love.