Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more stars team up for upcoming Grammys special to honor essential workers

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Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more celebrities are teaming up for an upcoming star-studded special, "United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes," which will honor essential workers across America.

On Thursday, the Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards annually, announced that the two-hour special will air on CBS in June.

“United We Sing” will follow host Connick Jr., 52, and his filmmaker-daughter Georgia Connick, as they take a road trip in an RV, celebrating and thanking essential workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Connicks will start their journey at their home in Connecticut and will visit various cities along the way before reaching their final destination of New Orleans.

According to a press release, "at each stop, the father-daughter duo listens to the stories of essential workers in healthcare, food preparation, sanitation, law enforcement, trucking and more to honor their dedication and public service during this unique moment in history."

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In addition, Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Bullock, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Drew Brees will all deliver special messages to workers.

The event will also feature performances by Hancock, John Fogerty, Jamie Foxx, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Andra Day, Irma Thomas, Trombone Shorty, Rockin Dopsie, Jon Batiste and Connick Jr.

The special invites people to donate to charities supporting underserved children, including No Kid Hungry and the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans, as well as to the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund, which is a charitable organization of the Recording Academy.

"United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes" will air on Sunday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

The Associated Press contributed to this report



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29 May 2020 06:36   |    96

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