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Willie Nelson to Receive Honorary Doctorate From Berklee

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Willie Nelson continues to show everyone that life can get even more rewarding as the years fly by. He’s one of country music’s greatest ‘Heroes,’ and it’s fitting that with all his success and accomplishments, Nelson will receive an honorary doctor of music degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

The iconic outlaw country singer, along with Carole King and Annie Lennox, will be presented with honorary degrees at the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. These three recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influence in music and for their enduring achievements and contributions to American and international culture. Past recipients of this award have included Loretta Lynn and Smokey Robinson.

Nelson has much to look forward to this year, with many exciting accomplishments still to come. He is set to release ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ just weeks before his 80th birthday, and will also be headlining the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival with his family band.

As Nelson prepares to head out ‘On the Road Again,’ he should be proud of the inspiring example he sets for musicians all over the world. Hopefully, when he steps onto the stage to receive his Berklee degree, he’ll feel the deep respect he’s garnered from fans for decades. Congratulations to Dr. Nelson!

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