Paul McCartney To Be 2012 MusicCares Person Of The Year
September 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM (PT)
PAUL MCCARTNEY, legendary singer/songwriter and 14-time GRAMMY winner (as well as Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award recipient), will be honored as the 2012 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR
This will be the 22nd annual benefit gala to be held in LOS ANGELES during GRAMMY Week on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2012 -- two days prior to the 54th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS.
MCCARTNEY is being honored as the MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR in recognition of his creative accomplishments as well as his charitable work, which has included an extraordinary range of philanthropic activities over the years.
"PAUL MCCARTNEY exemplifies the phrase 'artist/philanthropist,' and his extraordinary career is certainly a testament to the multifaceted power of his creative genius," said NEIL PORTNOW, President/CEO of the MUSICARES FOUNDATION and THE RECORDING ACADEMY. "The unique talent, dedication and spontaneity he brings to his projects and live performances are unsurpassed, but are equaled by the impressive generosity and commitment he consistently devotes to a range of important charitable causes."
"I've been given a great gift -- a life making music -- and it's my privilege to try to make the world a better place by giving back," said MCCARTNEY. "For more than 20 years, MUSICARES has helped so many music people in times of crisis -- whether with emergency financial assistance or access to addiction recovery resources -- and it is an honor to be recognized as the 2012 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR."