The fact is, without cover songs, some of the greatest songs ever written, may well have since been forgotten.
The awardees are described by the Foundation as, "individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future."
On 'An American Patriot,' Moore delivers inspiring renditions of iconic classics including Lee Greenwood’s "God Bless the U.S.A."
First time nominees include Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the Moody Blues.
"This project was just trying to do something that was truly our own. I think that's the goal that we'll continue to push ourselves toward."