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  • Apr 23, 2000
    Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger and Ralph Stanley are given Living Legend medals from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
    Jan 27, 2003
    The Library of Congress puts 50 recorded moments in a National Recording Registry documenting the 20th century. The list includes producer Ralph Peer's Bristol sessions of 1927, with Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Stoneman and The Carter Family
    Mar 19, 2004
    The Library of Congress adds 50 titles to its National Recording Registry. The new additions include "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison," Patsy Cline's "Crazy" and Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys' "New San Antonio Rose," plus music by Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Carole King
    Apr 14, 2004
    The Library of Congress presents Dolly Parton a Living Legend Award when she performs at the library's Coolidge Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
    Apr 5, 2005
    The Library of Congress announces 50 additions to the National Recording Registry. Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas)," Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" and Flatt & Scruggs' "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" are among the new titles
    Apr 11, 2006
    The Library of Congress adds 50 titles to the National Recording Registry, including Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On," Harry Choates' "Jole Blon" and The King Cole Trio's "Straighten Up And Fly Right"
    Mar 6, 2007
    The Carter Family's "Wildwood Flower," Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" and Red Foley's "(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)" are added to the National Recording Registry along with music by Cole Porter, The Ronettes, Sam Cooke, Pete Seeger and Paul Simon
    May 23, 2007
    Singer/songwriter Paul Simon receives the Library of Congress Prize for Popular Song at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Alison Krauss, Shawn Colvin and Jerry Douglas perform "The Boxer" in his honor. Also appearing: Lyle Lovett, James Taylor and Art Garfunkel
    Jun 27, 2007
    PBS airs "Paul Simon: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song." The concert special features Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and Shawn Colvin performing "The Boxer," plus James Taylor, Art Garfunkel and Lyle Lovett
    May 14, 2008
    Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" is added by the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry, along with Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" and audio of Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, Thomas A. Dorsey, Ronald Reagan and Michael Jackson

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