Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks to Salute Frank Sinatra in Grammy Special
The two country stars help make up a list of several performers who will be paying tribute to the late Frank Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth. CBS will host a primetime tribute special called Sinatra 100 – An All Star Grammy Concert
Brooks, Underwood, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Usher are the first announced artists set to perform during the special, which will air on CBS. The live concert taping will be held on Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theatre.
Additional performances will be added to the roster in the coming months, and the concert itself will feature arrangements originally orchestrated for Sinatra by Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, Quincy Jones and Nelson Riddle. Archival footage of Sinatra’s iconic performances will also be shown throughout the two-hour special.
"Frank Sinatra is a voice for all generations," says Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy in a press release. "His showmanship and artistry have remained unmatched since he began performing professionally in the 1930s to his last recording 21 years ago. Today, he continues to gain popularity for his classic sound and signature style. It’s only fitting that we join the global celebration in honor of his 100th birthday."
Sinatra 100 – An All Star Grammy Concert will air on CBS on Dec. 6 from 9-11PM.
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