Tom will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on February 10th, 2017.
Regarding the announcement, Tom had this to say:
"I am so very pleased to be honored as the MusiCares Person Of The Year. 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.”
MusiCares ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
A three-time GRAMMY winner, Petty is being honored as the 2017