Bob Dylan named MusiCares Person of the Year
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 September 2014
Bob Dylan has been named MusiCares' Person of the Year and will be honoured with a tribute concert, where performers including Jack White, Beck and Sir Tom Jones will cover some of his songs
Jack White, Sir Tom Jones and the Black Keys are among artists who will perform at a Bob Dylan tribute concert.
The 'Like a Rollin Stone' singer has been named MusiCares Person of the Year by The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and he will be honoured with a special show on February 6 that will see a string of artists cover his most famous tracks.
Neil Portnow, CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy, said in a statement: "In celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, it is most fitting that we are honouring 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."
Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board added: "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."
Other artists who will take to the stage at the concert include Neil Young, Beck, Norah Jones, Eddie Vedder, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
MusiCares Person of the Year recognises musicians for both artistic achievement and their dedication to philanthropy.
Past recipients of the accolade include Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and Brian Wilson.
Proceeds from concert will go to MusiCares, which provides help to music people in need.