BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN will be honored as the 2013 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2013. SPRINGSTEEN is being honored in recognition of his extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work, which has included an impressive range of philanthropic activities over the years.
"BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is a truly gifted and Renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure and an exemplary humanitarian," said MUSICARES FOUNDATION and THE RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "His career is a testament to the power of creative excellence, and his contributions as a philanthropist speak to the tenacity of the human spirit. We are privileged and honored to pay tribute to BRUCE this year as our MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR."
"BRUCE is synonymous with artistic independence and a passion for causes that are close to his heart," said MUSICARES FOUNDATION Board Chair SCOTT PASCUCCI. "His career seamlessly combines inspiration and charity, and it's a reminder that we can all do our part to make the world a better place."