All-Star Lineup Honors 2010 MusiCares Person Of The Year Neil Young
On Jan. 29 GRAMMY winning artist Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year in Los Angeles with a tribute that featured performances by multi-GRAMMY-winning artists T Bone Burnett, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews, Ozomatli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Taylor, and Lucinda Williams. Also performing were GRAMMY-winning artists Elvis Costello, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Fogerty, Ben Harper, Booker T. Jones, Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp, Jason Mraz, Leon Russell, and Keith Urban, and artists Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Jackson Browne, Neko Case, Patty Griffin, and Josh Groban, and rock bands Everest and Wilco.
The dinner co-chairs were Warner Bros. Records Chairman Emeritus Mo Ostin, Lookout Management President and Founder Elliot Roberts, and Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley. Two-time GRAMMY-winning producer Don Was served as the evening's musical director.
The 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year gala was co-presented by AEG, ELS and Acura. The evening began with a special reception and silent auction that will offer an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The auction was followed by a gala dinner sponsored by MasterCard, an award presentation and a star-studded tribute concert. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. Proceeds from the annual GRAMMY Week gala dinner and concert honoring Young will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need.
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