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Recording Academy taps Bob Dylan as 2015 MusicCares Person of the Year

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The organization that hands out the Grammy Awards is featuring Minnesota music legend Bob Dylan in a fundraising event.

The Recording Academy and MusicCares Foundation announced Tuesday that Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusicCares Person of the Year. The annual event is held to raise money to support musicians in financial, medical and personal need.

Dylan's music will be showcased at the organization's 25th annual benefit dinner and concert Feb. 6 in Los Angeles, two days before the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

"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 Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy, in a press release on the Grammy's website.

The event honoring Dylan will features a line-up of a dozen stars, including Beck, the Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, Neil Young, Tom Jones and Los Lobos.

"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," MusiCares Foundation Board Chair Bill Silva said in the release.

Dylan, a 10-time Grammy winner, will join an eclectic list of artists who have previously received the MusiCares award, including Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Sting, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand.

The honor will come after a busy fall for the Hibbing, Minnesota, native. Rolling Stone says Dylan, 73, will be playing the U.S. on a 31-date fall tour. Among the stops on the tour are three dates at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Nov. 4, 5 and 6.

Dylan also has more recordings coming out. Rolling Stone says Dylan's long-awaited The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, will be released Nov. 4; and his cover of the Beatles tune "Things We Said Today" will be on the McCartney tribute album "The Art of McCartney" Nov. 18.

The Basement Tapes release will feature a collection of 138 tracks Dylan recorded during his legendary sessions with The Band in 1967.

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