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Barack Obama awards Springsteen with the Medal of Freedom

Bruce Springsteen will be awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, in a ceremony at the White House that will be held on November 22nd and will stream live at https://www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Other recipients include Tom Hanks, Bill and Melinda Gates, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Lorne Michaels, Frank Gehry o Michael Jordan.

The White House press release says this about Bruce Springsteen:

“Bruce Springsteen is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader. More than five decades ago, he bought a guitar and learned how to make it talk. Since then, the stories he has told, in lyrics and epic live concert performances, have helped shape American music and have challenged us to realize the American dream. Springsteen is a Kennedy Center honoree and he and the E Street Band he leads have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

White House press release