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It’s a joyous day in the world of Fleetwood Mac as it was announced this morning that the band will be honored at next year’s MusiCares Person of the Year tribute. Two time GRAMMY award winners who also occupy a spot in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame due in no small part to Fleetwood Mac (1975) and recording industry titan Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac’s recognition as 2018’s MusiCares Person of the Year isn’t just any old milestone crushed by a band who took over the world several times over – it marks the first time a band has ever received the honor, tapped by MusicCares for “significant creative accomplishments and their longtime support of a number of charitable causes, including MusiCares, the premier safety net of critical resources for the music industry.”
While social media for Fleetwood Mac and every band member but Stevie Nicks was relatively quiet about the achievement, drummer and co-founder Mick Fleetwood issued a statement on the band’s behalf, humbled and elated at being recognized by an organization that works tirelessly to be an advocate for members of the music industry:
“It’s a tremendous honor to be the first band to receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award,” said Fleetwood.
“Independently and together, we all set off on a journey to spend our lives as artists, songwriters and musicians. None of us did it alone and there were plenty of helping hands along the way, so we applaud and celebrate MusiCares’ guiding principles of giving musicians a helping hand and a place to turn in times of need. We are very appreciative of this recognition.”
In a year that’s seen each band member flourish in their respective creative ventures – from Stevie Nicks’ 24 Karat Gold Tour to Buckingham McVie’s debut solo album – with plans for a global tour next year, Fleetwood Mac are crushing it left, right, and center and we can’t wait to see what else they’ve got in store for us!