President Obama has invited Paul McCartney to the White House next week, where he’ll be honored by the Library of Congress with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. McCartney will perform songs from his vast catalog, as part of a special tribute concert featuring Jack White, The Jonas Brothers, Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris, and Stevie Wonder. Jerry Seinfeld will also be on hand to perform (what’s the deal with all these Paul McCartney solo albums?”).
The concert will air on PBS on July 28.
“It’s hard to find a performer who has had more of an indelible and transformative effect on popular song,” said Librarian of Congress James Billington. Here here.