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03.09.2021

CBS PRESENTS “A GRAMMY® SALUTE TO THE SOUNDS OF CHANGE,” TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

Hosted by Common, the New Two-Hour Special Highlights the Stories Behind the Songs that Have Propelled Social Change

Contemporary Artists Including Yolanda Adams, Leon Bridges with Terrace Martin,

Eric Church, Andra Day, Cynthia Erivo, John Fogerty, Gayle King, Patti Labelle,

Brad Paisley, Billy Porter, Leann Rimes, Chris Stapleton and More to Perform

CBS and the Recording Academy® announce the new two-hour special A GRAMMY® SALUTE TO THE SOUNDS OF CHANGE, to be broadcast Wednesday, March 17 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will air three days after THE 63RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS broadcast on Sunday, March 14 on CBS. Both specials are available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE SOUNDS OF CHANGE will feature top contemporary artists, including Yolanda Adams, Leon Bridges with Terrace Martin, Eric Church, Andra Day, Cynthia Erivo, John Fogerty, Gayle King, Patti Labelle, Brad Paisley, Billy Porter, Leann Rimes, Chris Stapleton and more, performing songs that have seen us through the darkest hours and greatest triumphs of the 20th and 21st centuries. Notable performances include Gladys Knight singing Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?” alongside Adam Blackstone, Shelia E., Israel Houghton and D Smoke, Erivo’s interpretation of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Fogerty bringing his “Weeping in the Promised Land” and “Fortunate Son” to the stage.

Artists across genres will highlight the stories behind, and deliver personal interpretations of, the powerful music that inspired social justice and equality. Also, presenters from the worlds of entertainment, art and activism will look back at some of the most iconic GRAMMY performances and moments in history.

A GRAMMY® SALUTE TO THE SOUNDS OF CHANGE is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay are Executive Producers. Chantal Sausedo and Rob Paine are Producers.

About the Recording Academy

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards® - music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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CBS Press Contacts:

Kate Fisher

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Julie Holland

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Recording Academy Contact:

Lourdes Lopez

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Press:

Kate Fisher
212-975-3818
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Julie Holland
818-655-1594
julie.holland@cbs.com