Paging Dr. Nelson, we’ve got a severe case of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” OK, so it’s not the medical kind of doctor, but Willie Nelson will be presented—along with Carole King and Annie Lennox—with an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music.
The presentation will be made during Berklee College’s commencement ceremony on May 11. Annie Lennox will deliver the commencement address to the crowd of graduates and their families at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.
Berklee’s honorary doctorate recipients are recognized for musical achievements and influence, as well as lasting contributions to culture. Previous honorees include Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Loretta Lynn, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, David Bowie and others.