Prior to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards Feb. 12, a group of popular music’s biggest talents will honor Paul McCartney at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute gala Friday, February 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Just added to the lineup is Nashville’s own Alison Krauss & Union Station, who are currently nominated for two Grammys for Best Bluegrass Album and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) for Paper Airplane. Also performing at the event (in addition to Sir Paul) will be Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Duane Eddy, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Sergio Mendes, James Taylor and Neil Young with Crazy Horse. Comedian Eddie Izzard will host. The sold-out event will benefit MusiCares’ emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs.
The 54th Grammy Awards, hosted by LL Cool J, take place Sunday, February 12 and will be broadcast at 7 PM/CT on CBS. Katy Perry has just been added to the performance lineup, as well as Adele in her first live performance since vocal cord surgery. The first presenters announced for the show include country darlings Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, plus Drake and Gwyneth Paltrow. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Taylor Swift; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Bruno Mars; McCartney; and Nicki Minaj.