John Fogerty is one of the musical stars taking part in A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change, a CBS special airing Wednesday, March 17, three days after the 2021 Grammy Awards.
The ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman is part of a star-studded lineup that will pay tribute to the songs throughout history that inspired social change. He’ll be playing his classic CCR protest anthem “Fortunate Son,” as well as his topical new solo song “Weeping in the Promised Land.”
Other performers on the bill include Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Sheila E., Gloria Estefan, Cynthia Erivo, Andra Day, Brad Paisley, Billy Porter, LeAnn Rimes, Chris Stapleton and Yolanda Adams.
Presented by The Recording Academy and CBS, the two-hour special will highlight “songs that have seen us through the darkest hours and greatest triumphs,” according to a statement, with each artist offering their own interpretation of songs that embrace social justice and equality, in addition to sharing the stories behind them.
In addition, the program will feature celebrity presenters from the worlds of entertainment, art and activism who will help revisit some iconic Grammy performances, as well as historic moments in our history.
A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change will be broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on CBS, and also will be available via livestream and on-demand on the Paramount+ streaming service.
By Matt Friedlander and Cillea Houghton
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