*Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Corinne Bailey Rae are among the artists scheduled to perform in honor of Paul McCartney during a musical tribute at the White House.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will award McCartney with the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress in a musical tribute to be held June 2 in the East Room. PBS will televise the event on July 28 at 8 p.m. ET.
Other performers in the lineup include Faith Hill, White Stripes singer and guitarist Jack White, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and remarks from Jerry Seinfeld.
Last year, the president and the first lady awarded the second Gershwin Prize to Wonder, who also performed at the White House before receiving the accolade. [Watch clip below.]
Named after American songwriters George and Ira Gershwin, the prize is the nation’s highest award for pop music and “is awarded to musicians whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins,” the Library of Congress stated.
Below, Wonder performs at the 2009 “In Performance at the White House” concert in his honor.