Congratulations to Bob Dylan! The music legend will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom!
The New York Times is reporting that 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.
In a statement released by the White House, Dylan was praised as one of the “most influential American musicians of the 20th century”, and was acknowledged for his “considerable influence on the civil rights movement of the 1960s”, as well as having a “significant impact on American culture over the past five decades.”
Dylan was previously honored with a National Medal of Arts in 2009.