The President and First Lady with Dr. Ralph Stanley in the Oval Office

2006 National Medal of Arts recipient and bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley accepts his award from President and Mrs. Laura Bush in an Oval Office ceremony on November 9, 2006. Dr. Stanley's citation reads, "His memorable narratives of the human experience echo far beyond the Clinch Mountains of Virginia and resound with emotion across the American landscape." White House photo by Paul Morse.