Popular song guitar chords
The national prize for popular song, eventually named the Gershwin Prize, was created by Peter Kaminsky, Bob Kaminsky, Cappy McGarr, Mark Krantz, and Dalton Delan, subsequent to their creation of the national humor award, the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize. The project was presented to the Librarian, James Billington in 2003. The executive producers then secured a partnership with WETA, PBS, and CPB. The Librarian bestowed the first award in 2007 to recognize “the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture” as part of the Library’s mission to recognize and celebrate creativity. The recipient of the Gershwin Prize is said to “exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins. ” In selecting the honoree, the Librarian of Congress works with staff of the Library’s Music Division as well as the broader music community.