JUANES, SETH MACFARLANE AND TRISHA YEARWOOD ADDED TO LINEUP FOR "SINATRA 100 - AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY CONCERT," SUNDAY, DEC. 6 ON CBS
Music Stars Salute Frank Sinatra with Tribute Celebration Presented at Wynn Las Vegas
Two-time GRAMMY(R) Award winner Juanes, GRAMMY Award nominee Seth MacFarlane and three-time GRAMMY Award winner Trisha Yearwood have been added to the list of performers for SINATRA 100 - AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY CONCERT. The live concert will tape Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theatre, and will be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 6 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.
The primetime special, presented by CBS, The Recording Academy(R) and AEG Ehrlich Ventures, will honor the remarkable legacy of nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Frank Sinatra by celebrating the late icon's 100th birthday with entertainers performing songs made famous by "the Chairman of the Board."
"This show is an amazing journey through Frank Sinatra's music, cast with some of today's greatest artists," said three-time GRAMMY winner Don Was, music director for the concert. "In paying homage to Mr. Sinatra's music and treating his legacy with the utmost respect, most of the artists will sing arrangements as originally crafted for Mr. Sinatra by giants Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, Quincy Jones and Nelson Riddle. It's going to be an incredible show!"
In celebrating Sinatra's centennial, the Recording Academy explores his historical ties to the city of Las Vegas in this special feature, and also offers an interactive infographic detailing his top songs covered by other artists.
Among Sinatra's nine GRAMMY Award wins are three for Album Of The Year, for Come Dance With Me (1959), September Of My Years (1965) and A Man And His Music (1966). The Recording Academy also recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement Award, GRAMMY Legend Award(TM) and 13 recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
SINATRA 100 - AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY CONCERT continues the tradition of previous Emmy Award(R)-winning TV specials presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, including STEVIE WONDER: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE - AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY SALUTE and THE BEATLES: THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA - A GRAMMY SALUTE.
In close partnership with the Sinatra family, SINATRA 100 - AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY CONCERT is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer, Lou Horvitz is director and David Wild and Ehrlich are writers.
About The Recording Academy
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