Bob Dylan Named 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year by Recording Academy
The Grammy-winning singer will be honored at a gala dinner and concert Feb. 6
Bob Dylan has been chosen as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year by The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The Grammy winner will be honored at the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert, set to be held Friday, Feb. 6, two days before the Grammy Awards.
Performers will 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 singer-songwriter John Doe. More announcements about performers are forthcoming. Don Was will serve as the musical director.
Dylan's "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 and CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and the Recording Academy.
Added MusiCares Foundation Board chair Bill Silva: "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."
Proceeds from the event will support MusiCares, which provides financial and medical help to musicians in need.
The 57th Grammy Awards ceremony is set to air live on CBS from Staples Center on Feb. 8.