10-time Grammy Award winner Bob Dylan has been chosen as the 2015 MusiCares® Person of the Year and will be presented with the honor on Friday, February 6, 2015. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is set for two weeks prior to the 57th Annual Grammy Awards and serves as a major fundraiser for the program which helps people in the music industry in need of financial and medical assistance.
Among the artists confirmed to performed at the 2015 event include Beck, the Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Norah Jones, Tom Jones, Los Lobos, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, Neil Young, and John Doe.
“In celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, it is most fitting that we are honoring Bob Dylan, whose body of creative work has contributed to America’s culture, as well as that of the entire world, in genuinely deep and lasting ways,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®.
“Bob Dylan’s songwriting ability is unmatched, and it will be an extraordinary evening to hear his work showcased by such a remarkable group of artists,” added Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board.
-By Rebecca Murray
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