LOS ANGELES, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell will likely be honored by the music world forward of the annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles because the MusiCares particular person of the yr.
MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy, mentioned on Wednesday that artists would pay tribute to Mitchell at an occasion on Jan. 29.
Mitchell, 77, who has saved a low profile since struggling a mind aneurysm in 2015, mentioned in a press release that she was honored to be chosen.
“I stay up for being a part of this gala,” she mentioned.
Organizers didn’t say which artists would carry out for Mitchell on the occasion, which acts as a fundraiser to assist musicians combating well being and different points.
“She is being honored not just for her iconic music and lyrics, however for her trailblazing spirit and the inspiration she’s delivered to so many artists,” Laura Segura, government director of MusiCares, mentioned in a press release.
The Canadian-born “A Case of You” musician is considered one of the influential singer-songwriters of the Seventies, inspiring artists starting from Prince to Brandi Carlile.
Different musicians or musical teams just lately honored by MusiCares embody Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac and Dolly Parton.
The Grammy Awards are scheduled to happen in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.
(Corrects spelling of MusiCares within the first and second paragraphs)
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; enhancing by Jonathan Oatis