Watch 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year Tom Petty's full remarks at the tribute gala in his honor on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles in recognition of his extraordinary creative accomplishments and philanthropic endeavors. Petty tips his cap to artists such as the Beatles and Byrds while sharing memorable stories and anecdotes about his four-decade-plus career, including praise for his band, the Heartbreakers, a treasured birthday card he received from Johnny Cash and how the Traveling Wilburys' debut album ended up finding a home with Warner Bros. Records. Hosted by Ed Helms, the tribute concert featured performances by Elle King, Norah Jones, Foo Fighters, the Lumineers, Stevie Nicks, and Lucinda Williams, among others. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 27th year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
2016 MusiCares Person of the Year Lionel Richie reflects on his legendary career in conversation with current 58th GRAMMY nominee Pharrell Williams. Richie details his musical beginnings with the Commodores, why discovering songwriting was both a gift and a curse, winning Album Of The Year for 1983's Can't Slow Down, and the impact of the iconic charitable anthem "We Are The World," which he co-wrote with Michael Jackson, among other topics.
GRAMMY winner Bob Dylan was honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year at a gala on Feb. 6 in Los Angeles. Dylan was honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of his extraordinary creative accomplishments. The tribute concert featured performances by Norah Jones, Jack White, Tom Jones, Beck, Alanis Morissette, and Willie Nelson, among others. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 25th year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
The above full-length interview with 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King was conducted by television personality and author Willie Geist. A print version of the interview will be published in the official 56th GRAMMY Awards program book.
King will be honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year on Jan. 24 at a special tribute concert and dinner in Los Angeles, recognizing her accomplishments as an artist and humanitarian. A star-studded lineup will perform in tribute to King, including Sara Bareilles, Louise Goffin, Amy Grant, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Miguel, Pink, James Taylor, Steven Tyler, and will.i.am, among others.
MusiCares' mission is to ensure that music people have a compassionate place to turn in times of need while focusing the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. You can learn more about MusiCares at GRAMMY.org.
Visit GRAMMY.com on Jan. 25 for a full recap, photos and video interviews from the MusiCares Person of the Year gala.
Bruce Springsteen accepts the Person Of The Year Award at the MusicCares Person Of The Year gala in 2013.