Bruce Springsteen is set to be given the Presidential Medal Of Honor in a ceremony later this month.
The legendary singer is also a political activist, and made a number of prominent appearances in support of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Barack Obama is set to leave office early next year, but one of the politicians final acts will be to award Bruce Springsteen the Presidential Medal Of Honor.
The highest award that can be bestowed on an American civilian, the White House press release says that it is “presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors”.
The ceremony takes place at the White House on November 22nd, and will be live-streamed online. A total of 21 people will receive the medal, with The Boss set to be joined by Robert De Niro, Diana Ross, and more.
The White House press release summaries Bruce Springsteen's contributions as follows: “Bruce Springsteen is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader. More than five decades ago, he bought a guitar and learned how to make it talk.”
“Since then, the stories he has told, in lyrics and epic live concert performances, have helped shape American music and have challenged us to realize the American dream. Springsteen is a Kennedy Center honoree and he and the E Street Band he leads have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”