Bob Dylan Named MusiCares Person of the Year for 2015
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:19:32
Congrats are in order for Bob Dylan. The singer and songwriter will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, February 6, 2015.
Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board, confirmed the news of this honor for Dylan.
Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held in Los Angeles during Grammy Week two nights prior to the 57th Annual Grammy Awards — will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
That is such a cause and an org that we can get down with and support.
Performers at the tribute concert are scheduled to include Grammy winners Beck; The Black Keys; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Norah Jones; Tom Jones; Los Lobos; John Mellencamp; Willie Nelson; Bonnie Raitt; Eddie Vedder; Jack White; and Neil Young; as well as singer/songwriter John Doe. Three-time Grammy-winning producer and recent Emmy winner Don Was will be the evening's musical director. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
"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 Portnow.
Congrats again, Bob Dylan.
What is your fave B. Dylan song or lyric?