John Joins 13 Other Artists in Honoring Neil Young During Grammy Week

John is set to help honor his Farm Aid co-founder Neil Young who is to receive the 2010 MusiCares annual Person of the Year tribute. The award is given at the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year gala dinner and tribute concert on Fri. Jan. 29, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The annual event is part of numerous activities that make up Grammy Week, culminating in the Grammy Awards ceremonies on Sun. Jan. 31. Proceeds will go to MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s foundation that provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of financial, medical and personal emergencies.

Young is being recognized for his exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. He joins past Person of the Year honorees including Tony Bennett, Bono, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.

In addition to John—who will likely perform solo acoustic—the other performers include Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, k.d. lang, Dave Matthews, Ozomatli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Wilco, Jackson Browne, Josh Groban and Everest. Don Was is the music director.