Stars To Honor Neil Young

MusiCares salutes rock legend
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    Neil Young, 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year
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    Dave Matthews performs at the 46th GRAMMY Awards in February 2004
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    Sheryl Crow at the 51st GRAMMY Awards in February 2009
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    Norah Jones at the 47th GRAMMY Awards in February 2005
  • Jack Black at the 51st GRAMMY Awards in February 2009
January 08, 2010 -- 10:51 am PST

(For a complete list of 52nd GRAMMY Award winners, please click here.)

An impressive all-star cast will honor 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Neil Young on Jan. 29 in Los Angeles, two days before the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Artists on board to fete the legendary rocker are Jack Black, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Everest, Patty Griffin, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, k.d. lang, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Ozomatli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Leon Russell, James Taylor, Wilco, and Lucinda Williams.

This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of the MusiCares Person of the Year event, which honors a musician for his or her musical and humanitarian accomplishments.

The event, a private charity fundraiser, is attended by industry VIPs and others who help support the work of the Recording Academy-affiliated MusiCares Foundation, which offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community regardless of their financial circumstances, and MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, at event such as the GRAMMY Awards, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events.

Portions of the Person of the Year event this year will be streamed live for the first time ever at

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

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