Bruce Springsteen will be honored by MusiCares today, on February 8. Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Sting, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young will also perform at the tribute concert in honor of 2013 MusiCares’ Person of the Year, Bruce Springsteen.
The MusiCares honoree is chosen by the Recording Academy for their artistic achievements as well as philanthropic work. Springsteen, a 20-time Grammy winner, certainly qualifies. In his 40-plus year career, Springsteen's 17 albums have often chronicled, according to him, "the distance between the American dream and the American reality."
“Bruce is a unique artist on a variety of levels, starting with the array of talents he brings to his craft,” says Peter Ames Carlin, author of Bruce, a new biography on Springsteen published in 2012. “He's a powerful lyricist who also has a great ear for melody and song structure; he arranges and produces much of his own work; he's a top-drawer lead guitarist, a strong singer and one of the best showmen in the history of American popular music.”