The Recording Academy today announced more than a dozen performers for its annual MusicCares Person of the Year event on February 8, which this year will honor Bruce Springsteen. The performers are Elton John, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Sting, Mavis Staples and Kenny Chesney, Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples and Eddie Vedder.
The annual event -- now in its 23rd year -- celebrates a star's artistic accomplishments as well as their philanthropic work. Previous honorees include Bono, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin and last year's man of the hour, Paul McCartney.
The sold-out tribute event will take place Feb. 8 in Los Angeles -- two days before the Grammy Awards air on CBS -- and will be hosted by Jon Stewart.
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.