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Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year at the organization’s annual gala and concert Feb. 10, two days before the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

MusiCares provides services to people in the music industry going through financial, medical, and personal emergencies. Petty, a three-time Grammy winner, is being honored by the organization for his music career, his interest in defending artists’ rights, and his charitable work, which has been focused on combatting homelessness in L.A.


“I am so very pleased to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year,” Petty added. “I have so much respect for this organization, which really does care about the people in our industry. I myself know many people who MusiCares has aided in desperate situations. Again, let me say, this is a true honor.”