10 new songs will be featured on Bob Dylan’s new studio album, Tempest, heading to stores on September 11, 2012. Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his debut album, Tempest is Dylan’s 35th – yes, 35th! – studio album. His most recent release was the 2009 bestseller, Together Through Life.
The Grammy-winning artist was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year and earned a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In addition, Dylan has received the French Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1990, Sweden’s Polar Music Award in 2000, and Doctorates from universities incluing the University of St. Andrews and Princeton.
In 1997 Dylan released the platinum selling Time Out of Mind which earned Album of the Year, Best Rock Vocal Performance Male, and Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy Awards.
Source: Columbia Records