A pair of rocking musical couples — Carlos Santana and wife Cindy Blackman Santana and Pat Benatar and her husband/guitarist, Neil Giraldo — are among the performers who’ll be featured this Saturday on the four-hour CNN special The Fourth in America.
The primetime special will include footage of fireworks shows in various U.S. cities, including New York and Washington, D.C., as well as tributes to “our fellow Americans who defend our freedoms, demand equality for all and are working on the front lines to protect us from…the coronavirus.”
Besides the Santanas and Benatar & Giraldo, the lineup of performers includes Don McLean, Kenny Loggins, Jesse Colin Young, Barry Manilow, The O’Jays, legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, singer/songwriter Jewel, country stars Billy Ray Cyrus and Martina McBride, pop artist Andy Grammer and more.
In addition, the special will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations and Girl from the North Country, the latter of which is based around Bob Dylan songs.
CNN’s Don Lemon and Dana Bash will co-anchor The Fourth in America, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. You also can stream the show live at CNN.com and on CNN app.
By Andrea Dresdale and Matt Friedlander
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