Heard on the Hill: Congressional Jukebox

Posted April 15, 2011 at 5:09pm

HOH would love to get a look at what’s on the iPods of Members of Congress, but we’ll settle for the next best thing. HOH caught up with lawmakers last week at the Grammys on the Hill, an annual event that honors politicians, educators and musicians for their work to protect artists’ rights.

We asked Members who were some of their favorite musicians. Here’s what they said:

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.): Martina McBride

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.): Jon Bon Jovi (who’s in contention with Bruce Springsteen for the title of the Bard of New Jersey)

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.): Warren Zevon

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Beyonce (who was once the Texas Democrat’s neighbor and constituent)