Paul McCartney to Receive Kennedy Center Honor


Paul McCartney will be among those celebrated at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors for his contributions to American pop culture.

Sir Paul will receive the award at a special state dinner at the White House on Dec. 4. A gala paying tribute to him and fellow honorees Merle Haggard, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Herman and Bill T. Jones will be taped on Dec. 5.

In a statement on his website, McCartney wrote, “President Kennedy was such an icon for us in the sixties, and his presidency was so inspiring for so many people that it is a great pleasure for this kid from Liverpool to receive this honor.”

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air on CBS on Dec. 28.

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