Fleetwood Mac To Be Named Musicares Person Of The Year

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Fleetwood Mac will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares 'Person' of the Year tribute on Jan. 26, 2018. The quintet — comprising Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks — is the first band to receive the prestigious award.

The group will be presented with the honor at a gala to be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City during Grammy week, two days before the 60th Grammy Awards take place. Proceeds from the gala will go to support Musicares, which provides support for people in the music industry during times of financial, personal or medical need.

Musicares chose to honor Fleetwood Mac in recognition of their substantial artistic contributions, as well as their longtime support of numerous charitable causes, including Musicares.

"Our 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is a celebration of firsts — the first time our annual signature gala will be held in New York City in 15 years, and the first time in the benefit's history that we will honor a band," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "This excitement is only matched by the genuine thrill and privilege of paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a legendary and influential group of artists whose music has provided the soundtrack for music lovers around the world."