Brandi Carlile, Graham Nash, Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, More to Honor Joni Mitchell at 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

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Joni Mitchell will be honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year, as previously detailed. The legendary singer/songwriter is scheduled to be honored with a special tribute concert event on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, two days before the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards on Monday, Jan. 31.

On Thursday, more details were made available about the gala event, which boasts a solid lineup of artists paying homage to Mitchell and her legacy:

Brandi Carlile
Graham Nash
Herbie Hancock
James Taylor
Leon Bridges
Black Pumas
Jon Batiste
Maggie Rogers
Mickey Guyton

A news release adds that This year’s lineup showcases Joni’s vast impact on the music community and industry and will be a demonstration of her lasting, powerful influence on musicians from of all backgrounds.

With the distinction, Mitchell will become the 31st artist bestowed with such an honor. Recent honorees have included Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, and Aerosmith, to name a few.

More details on this momentous occasion, per the MusiCares news release:

“We are so excited to bring together an amazing lineup of artists to celebrate the musical legacy of Joni Mitchell,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. “She is being honored not only for her iconic music and lyrics, but for her trailblazing spirit and the inspiration she’s brought to so many artists.”

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. It includes a reception and silent auction, offering an exclusive selection of one-of-a-kind items for bidding guests, followed by a dinner and tribute concert, featuring renowned musicians and other artists paying tribute to Mitchell.

“I’m honored to be chosen as Person of the Year by this great charity,” said Mitchell, “I look forward to being part of this gala that will help MusiCares continue their inspired work in providing a support system for those in need.”

As the industry heals from the recent pandemic and live music returns, so does the Person of the Year tribute. Since 1991, money raised from this gala goes toward MusiCares programs and services that assist the music community, including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, preventative clinics, unforeseen personal emergencies, and disaster relief. The safety of our honorees, guests, performers, and staff is our first priority. The event will follow all necessary COVID-19 precautions, safety guidelines and requirements set forth by health officials.

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