The times, they ARE a changing…
“Bob Dylan will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the New York Times reports. The songwriter will be given the highest civilian honor awarded by the United States along with author Toni Morrison, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn and former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
Dylan was praised as one of the “most influential American musicians of the 20th century” in a statement about the honor released by the White House. The White House also acknowledged that Dylan had “considerable influence on the civil rights movement of the 1960s and has had significant impact on American culture over the past five decades.”
Dylan was previously honored with a National Medal of Arts in 2009.” ~Rolling Stone
How cool/ ironic it is that Bob Dylan’s music is being honored by the government he so often criticized in his music! When I think 60s/70s rebellious attitude, I think Bob Dylan. His music spoke to the generation then and continues to do so now. I constantly find peace in his lyrics and his raspy voice. There’s something about his music that truly soothes the soul.