Jon Stewart to host Grammy's MusiCares tribute
FILE - This Dec. 12, 2012 file image originally released by Starpix shows Bruce Springsteen performing at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York. Springsteen will be honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year at a special event on Feb. 8, 2013 celebrating his artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca, file)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Stewart is hosting the MusiCares salute to Bruce Springsteen.
The Recording Academy also announced Wednesday that Elton John, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Sting, Mavis Staples and Kenny Chesney will be among more than a dozen performers who will help pay tribute to Springsteen during the Feb. 8 benefit concert, held in Los Angeles two days before the Grammy Awards.
Springsteen is MusiCare's person of the year, an award given to a performer who is notable both artistically and philanthropically. The sold-out concert will benefit MusiCare's emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs.
Other performers scheduled to appear include Juanes, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Jackson Browne and Alabama Shakes.
Stewart is the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."