Neil Young to be honoured by Grammys

Canadian rocker recognized for music and philanthropy

Canadian rocker recognized for music and philanthropy
Neil Young’s Grammy drought is over. Sort of. The Recording Academy announced today that Young, who has never won a Grammy, will be honoured as the 2010 MusiCares person of the year at next January’s ceremony. Past winners of the award, which recognizes musical and charitable excellence, include Bono, Quincy Jones and Aretha Franklin. Young’s been the driving force behind Farm Aid and the Bridge School benefit. “Neil has set a standard of artistic integrity and iconoclastic creativity for more than four decades, and his achievements have been matched by his unwavering humanitarianism,” academy president Neil Portnow said in a statement.


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