George Strait to Help Honor Tom Petty as MusiCares’ 2017 Person of the Year
While numerous accolades and tributes have been given in honor of the King of Country music, George Strait, he's now returning the favor by honoring Tom Petty, MusiCare's Person of the Year for 2017.
Strait has been invited to perform at the revered event in honor of Petty and his iconic career at a gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 10. The country legend will be in good company, performing alongside fellow legends — including the night's honoree, Petty — Stevie Nicks and Don Henley of the Eagles, in addition to the Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams and Elle King, who recently scooped up her first CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year for her collaboration with Dierks Bentely on "Different for Girls."
Petty has been selected as MusiCare's Person of the Year for his incredible career accomplishments, passion for defending artists' rights, notable charity work and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the MusiCares organization, which includes a variety of programs including the MusiCares Foundation, which assists individuals in the music industry with a variety of expenses including rent, medical expenses, critical illnesses and more.
Strait recently took the stage at the 2016 CMA Awards to perform his hit "Troubadour" with fellow country legend Alan Jackson. He's set to release his new box set, Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 on Nov. 18, featuring some of his biggest hits handpicked by the singer including "I Can Still Make Cheyenne," "Write This Down," "Give It Away" and many more, in addition to new tracks "Kicked Outta Country" and “You Gotta Go Through Hell.”
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