Neil Young Announces New Album

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[Photo by Ken Bachor]

Earlier this week, Neil Young won his first Grammy award (for best art direction on a boxed or special limited edition package for the Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972) set) after nearly 50 years in the business. But dude’s never been one to rest on his laurels, and in typical fashion, Young has announced (via TwentyFourBit/Speakers in Code) that he’s working on the follow-up to 2009’s Fork in the Road.

Before picking up his Grammy, Young was honored as MusiCares’ Person of the Year for 2010 for his work with the Bridge School and FarmAid. A humble Young took the stage to accept his award, saying, “I’m honored so much. I forgot how many songs I’ve written and I saw so many of them. I just want you to know I’m working on a new album.” Elaborating, he continued, “I’ve already written four or five songs and I don’t want to stop. And I hope to be able to continue for a really long time.”

Hear the words straight from the Crazy Horse’s mouth (at about the 2:45 mark):