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LeAnn Rimes to Help Honor Barbra Streisand

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Talk about a tough gig! LeAnn Rimes will be among the entertainers honoring Barbra Streisand as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year February 11.

The 21st annual event will feature performances by Jeff Beck, Seal, BeBe Winans, Donna Summer, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Barry Manilow, Kristin Chenoweth and members of the cast of ‘Glee.’

Barbra will close the evening with a rare performance from the Grammy-winning singer and actress. The evening will celebrate the entertainer’s numerous achievements along with her philanthropic endeavors. She established the Streisand Foundation and has been involved in a variety of civil liberties, environmental and civil rights organizations causes.

Those who have received the honor prior to Barbara include Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin and many more.

The gala will benefit MusiCares, which offers aid to those in the music industry who find themselves needing financial, medical or personal help.

Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the MusicCares Person of the Year tribute takes place during Grammy Week. The award show honors all genres of music. This year’s 53rd annual event will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center February 13 at 8:00 P.M. ET on CBS.

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