(ANI): Legendary singer Neil Young has been named Musicares Person
of the Year by the US Recording Academy. The 64-year-old
singer/songwriter received the coveted title for his influential
artistic accomplishments and philanthropic work. Young was honoured
for his charity work, including his support of Farm Aid and the
Bridge School Concerts, which raise money to provide services for
children with severe physical and speech impairments.
Young has two sons who have cerebral palsy. "It's been a great
night. It wore me out. Now I've got to go back and try and write
some more songs," BBC News quoted Young as saying. The US Recording
Academy awards the Grammys, so the event kicked off the Grammy
weekend - the awards take place on Sunday night. The tribute was
attended by over 2,000 guests. Young's former bandmates - Stills,
David Crosby and Graham Nash - took to the stage last. "We made
some of the best music of our lives with you, man," Crosby said, a
previous winner of the award himself.