The charitable I Second That Emotion singer will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his longtime support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, which assists fellow musicians with addiction recovery.

He will be saluted at a tribute concert in Los Angeles on 19 May (16), with performances by Cee Lo Green, Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, El DeBarge and Kem, reports

Smokey, 76, will also hit the stage at the event, which will be hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer.

Last year's (15) charity prize was presented to Pete Townshend, who was handed the award by Bruce Springsteen. The Boss also teamed up with the British rocker's The Who bandmate, Roger Daltrey, for a rendition of the group's classic hit My Generation.

Previous recipients have also included Anthony Kiedis, James Hetfield, Chris Cornell, and Alice Cooper.