Bruce Springsteen Honored As 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year

TWENTY-TIME GRAMMY WINNER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TO BE HONORED AS 2013 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR

bruceThe sold-out MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Bruce Springsteen took place Feb. 8, two days prior to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown, Jackson Browne, Ken Casey, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young performed at the tribute concert in honor of Springsteen.

Hosted by Jon Stewart, attendees included Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares; Scott Pascucci, MusiCares Foundation Board Chair; and Paul Caine, MusiCares Board Chair Emeritus.

The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala, which celebrated Springsteen’s exceptional artistic achievements and philanthropic work.

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 23rd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

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

GRAMMY Week culminates with Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT.