Willie Nelson accepts Gershwin Prize for lifetime achievements

Willie Nelson performs during the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show on Saturday night April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy of KLRU, Scott Newton)

WASHINGTON D.C. (KXAN) — Congratulations are in order this morning for a Texas Legend.

Willie Nelson performs during the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show on Saturday night April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy of KLRU, Scott Newton)
Willie Nelson performs during the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show on Saturday night April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy of KLRU, Scott Newton)

Willie Nelson is in Washington D.C. to accept the Gershwin Prize for a lifetime of contributions to popular music.

Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett posted a photo of his meeting with Willie.

The singer is the seventh person to receive the honor.

Other Gershwin winners include Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder.

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