The annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute dinner and silent auction take place during Grammy week. Each year the dinner honors a recording artist who has made a significant contribution to the world of music and has demonstrated extraordinary humanitarian and philanthropic efforts. The event generates financial support for MusiCares and draws attention to the important work of the organization. The MusiCares Foundation was proud to honor James Taylor as the 2006 Person of the Year. Best known as the quintessential singer-songwriter, James has maintained an unparalleled commitment to music and various philanthropic efforts—from environmental to humanitarian—throughout his career.
This DVD released by Rhino, captures the superstar tributes to James Taylor with spectacular performances by The Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Keith Urban, Bruce Springsteen, along with songs by Taylor himself. Net proceeds from the sale and distribution of this DVD will benefit MusiCares and its programs to provide a critical safety net of assistance to music people in times of crisis.