Bob Dylan has another award to add to his long list of achievements.
The singer was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday in a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award to someone primarily seen as a musician.
The Swedish Academy cited the American musician for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Dylan had been mentioned in the Nobel speculation for years, but few experts expected the academy to extend the prestigious award to a genre such as pop music.
Bob Dylan is a true lyrical master and a true rarity in the world of song writing and musical talents. They just don’t make them like Dylan anymore.
Here is an awesome live performance of Dylan performing ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964.
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