Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Long List of Artists to Salute Bruce Springsteen as MusiCares Person of the Year

When Bruce Springsteen receives the 23rd MusiCares Person of the Year Award on February 8, he will be saluted by a long list of prominent artists.

The initial list of performers was announced on Wednesday along with John Stewart being named as the host for the gala evening. Those announced so far are:
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Jackson Browne
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Ben Harper
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Faith Hill
  • Jim James
  • Elton John
  • Juanes
  • John Legend
  • Natalie Maines
  • Tim McGraw
  • Tom Morello
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Patti Smith
  • Mavis Staples
  • Sting
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Neil Young
Plus, even more names are being promised for the near future. 

The gala, being held two days prior to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, will start with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a dinner and the concert saluting the honoree. 

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during Grammy Week. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute provides essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees are Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.

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