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Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley to Appear on ‘Teachers Rock’ TV Special

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Country superstars Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley are slated to appear on ‘Teachers Rock,’ an upcoming television special celebrating America’s teachers. The pair will join pop group Fun, singer Josh Groban, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Usher, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and more in a tribute concert spotlighting educators and education

According to a press release, ‘Teachers Rock’ is presented by Walmart and the upcoming feature film ‘Won’t Back Down,’ which stars Academy Award nominees Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal as two determined mothers, one a teacher, who are trying to save their children’s failing inner-city school. The concert will feature scenes from the film as well as personal recollections from stars including Meryl Streep, LL Cool J, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Morrison and Miranda Cosgrove about the importance of education in their lives.

Underwood has a special reason to sing the praises of teachers. She has often credited her school choir teacher for nurturing her interest in singing, and her mother and two sisters are all teachers. “Teaching was something that ran in my family. I have always admired my mother and sisters for making a difference in the lives of so many,” Underwood told the Boot.

‘Teachers Rock’ will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8PM ET on CBS.

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