Just hours after Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize win, longtime friend Bruce Springsteen congratulated the singer on his website.
Springsteen shared a passage from his recently released autobiography, Born to Run, to honor his friend's win. In the passage, Springsteen calls Dylan the "father of my country."
"Bob pointed true north and served as a beacon to assist you in making your way through the new wilderness America had become," Springsteen wrote. "He planted a flag, wrote the songs, sang the words that were essential to the times, to the emotional and spiritual survival of so many young Americans at that moment."
The passage is available to read on Springsteen's website.
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This story first appeared on Billboard.com.