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Dylan's gonna need a bigger shelf

I think I know what went through Bob Dylan's head when it was announced that President Obama is going to award him the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.

"I'm gonna need a bigger shelf."

Bob Dylan is no stranger to awards. In fact, he's got a pretty amazing batting average. He's been nominated for 12 Grammy awards, and won eleven of them! His only loss was in 1963 when his debut self-titled album lost to Peter Paul & Mary's "If I Had a Hammer" for best folk recording.

Not only is he in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he's in the Grammy Hall of Fame,  the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has an honorary doctorate of music from Princeton, as well as one of those from St. Andrews University in Scotland.

Add to that Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Arts, and a freakin' Pulitzer!

It appears the only thing left is the Nobel Peace Prize. And if I were a betting woman, I'd bet on Bob.

Dylan will be awarded the Medal of Freedom, along with others including Madeleine Albright and John Glenn, later this spring at the White House.


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