Boss to receive MusiCares' Person of the Year honor at Feb. 8 gala
Grammy Foundation’s most profitable annual charitable event, and will take place two days before the 2013 Grammy Awards ceremony at Staples Center. Springsteen, a 20-time Grammy winner, will be recognized for his creative work and his philanthropic activities. The New Jersey-born musician has been especially active in causes to alleviate homelessness and hunger. NARAS prexy-CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement, “Bruce Springsteen is a truly gifted and Renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure, and an exemplary humanitarian. His career is a testament to the power of creative excellence, and his contributions as a philanthropist speak to the tenacity of the human spirit.” Springsteen will join a list of recent MusiCares honorees that includes Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Neil Young, and Aretha Franklin.