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Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt to Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan at 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

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Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week two nights prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® — will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Performers at the tribute concert include GRAMMY winners Beck; the Black Keys; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Norah Jones; Tom Jones; Los Lobos; John Mellencamp; Willie Nelson; Bonnie Raitt; Eddie Vedder; Jack White; and Neil Young; as well as singer/songwriter John Doe. Three-time GRAMMY-winning producer and recent Emmy® winner Don Was will be the evening’s musical director. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

“In celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, it is most fitting that we are honoring Bob Dylan, whose body of creative work has contributed to America’s culture, as well as that of the entire world, in genuinely deep and lasting ways,” said Portnow.

“Bob Dylan’s songwriting ability is unmatched, and it will be an extraordinary evening to hear his work showcased by such a remarkable group of artists,” said Silva.

The 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a tribute concert by renowned musicians. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The MusiCares Foundation® offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “MusiCares” on Facebook, follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

Willie Nelson and Neil Young Announce Pipeline Protest Concert

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Willie Nelson and Neil Young are planning to hold a protest concert in a Nebraska cornfield. The September 27 concert near Neligh, Nebraska, is organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The cornfield is in the path of the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.

Critics say the plan could contaminate groundwater and contribute to pollution. TransCanada says the pipeline will have upgraded safety measures.

Willie Nelson’s Braids Are For Sale

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The braids Willie Nelson cut off in 1983 as a show of support while Waylon Jennings pursued sobriety will be auctioned. The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix will host the auction of Jennings’ belongings on October 5. The collection is being offered by Jennings’ wife, Jessi Colter.

The auction also includes a motorcycle that once belonged to Buddy Holly, the original signed contract for The Highwaymen, John Lennon’s handwritten letter to Jennings and a custom pair of cowboy boots emblazoned with an “H” for original owner Hank Williams.

Jamey Johnson Signs On for Farm Aid

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Jamey Johnson, Jack White, and Carlene Carter will join Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews for this year’s Farm Aid. The concert will be held September 13 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mellencamp says Farm Aid is a great occasion for families to hear great music and teach their children where food comes from.

Top Tweets of the Week- June 23rd

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10. @BradPaisley  Don’t you hate it when the Paparazzi snap a pic of U on your vacation? RT : Thank u !!!

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9. @SaraEvansMusic Nude high heels are one of my favorite summer time accessories!! What’s one of yours? pic.twitter.com/Uza5xCgBnH

8. @DierksBentley is there a better song out right now than @RandyHouser “likea cowboy”??? soooogood dude. too bad you can’t sing! HA! killinme bro…

7. @blakeshelton@tboone69: NOTHING is funnier?” Well besides people falling down on YouTube..

6. @martinamcbride  I heard a girl singing at the 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica that made me cry. I was so moved by her voice. #talent everywhere

5.  ·  Holy reindeer nuggets! The year is already half over! I’m sure the Christmas commercials will start soon

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4. @austinswift7 I’m just a ball of fur, standing in front of another a ball of fur, asking her to love me pic.twitter.com/6l73ETBF5o

3. @willienelson Thanks to all that bought the new album, #BandOfBrothers! It debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 & is #1 on the Billboard Country chart!
2. @DierksBentley it’s like hockey on grass… come on USA! #USAvsBelgium #WorldCup2014

1. @ScottyMcCreery Back away from twitter Scotty… Back away. I could definitely see a repeat twitter rant like the other night if i dont  

 

 

 

 

 

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