Get Inspired When Common Hosts A GRAMMY® Salute To The Sounds Of Change, Mar. 17 On CBS

The performance-packed two-hour special is available to stream live or on demand with Paramount+.
Posted on Mar 9, 2021 | 12:00pm
Powerful songs, powerful messages, and powerful artists will come together for an unforgettable music special when A GRAMMY® Salute To The Sounds Of Change airs on Wednesday, Mar. 17 at 9/8c on CBS and streams live or on-demand with Paramount+.

Hosted by acclaimed recording artist Common, the two-hour special will explore the stories behind songs that have propelled social change and seen us through both the darkest hours and greatest triumphs of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

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Among the performances sure to stir, Gladys Knight will sing Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?" alongside Adam Blackstone, Shelia E., Israel Houghton, and D Smoke; Cynthia Erivo will offer her interpretation of John Lennon's "Imagine"; and John Fogerty will take the stage with his iconic "Weeping in the Promised Land" and "Fortunate Son."

The special will also feature top contemporary artists Yolanda Adams, Leon Bridges with Terrace Martin, Eric Church, Andra Day, Gayle King, Patti LaBelle, Brad Paisley, Billy Porter, LeAnn Rimes, Chris Stapleton, and more.

These genre-spanning artists 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.

The special airs three days after The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards®, which broadcasts on Sunday, March 14, on CBS and will also be available to stream on Paramount+.

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Watch A GRAMMY® Salute To The Sounds Of Change on Wednesday, Mar. 17 at 9/8c on CBS and stream it live or on-demand with Paramount+.