Kyle McMahon

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Music Legends Unite for Elton John & Bernie Taupin Gershwin Prize Honor

Elton John & Bernie Taupin for PBS Library of Congress Gershwin Prize concert

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Kyle McMahon is live in Washington DC for the Elton John & Bernie Taupin: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song tribute concert with performances from Garth Brooks, Metallica, Annie Lennox, Marren Morris & more!

Elton John and Bernie Taupin, the legendary songwriting duo whose music has touched hearts and shaped the pop landscape for over five decades, were recently honored at the prestigious Gershwin Prize celebration held by the Library of Congress at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC. The gala event, a tribute to their extraordinary contributions to music, was nothing short of a red carpet spectacle, buzzing with excitement and reverence for these titans of the music industry. The latest episode of Pop Culture Weekly, provides listeners with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this star-studded affair. Aptly titled "Celebrating Elton John and Bernie Taupin: Behind the Scenes at the Gershwin Prize Event," the episode brings the electric atmosphere of the event directly to your ears.

Join live from the red carpet as listeners get the chance to hear firsthand from an array of musical icons, including the country sensation Maren Morris, the boundary-breaking rockers Metallica, and the phenomenal Brandi Carlile, all of whom performed in honor of Elton and Bernie. The episode captures the deep respect and personal connections these artists share with the honorees’ timeless music. Maren Morris, who has known Elton and Bernie personally, expressed her admiration for the pair, seeing them as a template for greatness in songwriting. Her moving tribute highlights not just the impact of Elton and Bernie's music on her own career, but also the personal journey she has embarked upon, from a hopeful songwriter to a celebrated artist. Metallica's frontman, James Hetfield, playfully teased the Elton and Bernie song they would be performing, acknowledging the profound influence the duo has had on songwriters across genres. Meanwhile, Brandi Carlile shared her emotional connection to Elton and Bernie's work, speaking to the formative role their music played in shaping her own worldview and artistic path.

One of the most stirring moments in the episode was the conversation with the iconic Annie Lennox. The revered artist hinted at the possibility of new music on the horizon and discussed the challenges of touring at this stage in her career, leaving fans eager for more of her soul-stirring work. And then, the moment that left even the seasoned host momentarily speechless: Elton John and Bernie Taupin themselves graced the red carpet, albeit briefly, amidst the flurry of flashbulbs and adoring fans. Their presence alone served as a testament to the enduring legacy they have built together.

Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize: Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize: Elton John & Bernie Taupin airing on PBS April 8thPhoto: PBS / WETA

Listeners are encouraged to tune in to PBS on Monday, April 8th, to witness the full tribute concert and join in the celebration of two of the most revered songwriters in the history of pop music. This episode of Pop Culture Weekly is more than just an audio experience; it's a heartfelt homage to the craft of songwriting and the profound impact that Elton John and Bernie Taupin have had on the world of music. Elton John and Bernie Taupin's indelible mark on pop culture was celebrated in style, and Pop Culture Weekly was there to capture every moment for fans to relive. Don't miss out on this episode that sings with the spirit of pop culture and the storied threads that weave through its rich tapestry.


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