Martina McBride to Honor Aretha Franklin at the Grammy Awards Sunday
Martina McBride has confirmed the rumor that she will take part in a musical tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin at the Grammy Awards this Sunday.
The country star confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday. "Yep. Honoring Aretha at the Grammys. So excited and thrilled to be a part of it." As the Grammy telecast's executive producer Ken Ehrlich tells CNN, "When you do a tribute to Aretha Franklin, you'd better get singers, because No. 1, she's watching, and No. 2, you just want to make it right."
Along with McBride, the other singers honoring the 'Queen of Soul' are Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Florence Welch. Franklin is an 18-time Grammy winner, and the tribute will feature individual and collective performances of some of the "Queen of Soul"'s classic hits.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.