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article imageNeil Young Named the Grammys Person of the Year

By Kevin Jess     Aug 11, 2009 in Entertainment
The Grammys have named Neil Young as their 2010 Person of the Year. He has never won a Grammy and is the first Canadian to receive the honor.
The Toronto-born 63-year-old will be honoured as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year with a gala dinner and a concert just before next year’s Grammys, reports the Toronto Sun.
The Recording Academy, the organizers of the Grammys and the Musicares Foundation give the award in recognition of artistic accomplishments as well as philanthropic work.
Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and film director. His work is characterized by deeply personal lyrics, distinctive guitar work, and a signature falsetto tenor singing voice.
He is also an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid.
This years recipient of the award was Neil Diamond who follows such past winners as Bono, Quincy Jones, Elton John and Aretha Franklin.
The Grammys will be held on Jan. 29, 2010 in Los Angeles.
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