SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three-time GRAMMY® winner Zac Brown, three-time GRAMMY winner Harry Connick, Jr., five-time GRAMMY winner Celine Dion, and six-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, have been added to the list of performers for "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert." They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood, and Usher. The primetime special, presented by The Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will honor the remarkable legacy of the legendary Frank Sinatra by celebrating the late icon’s 100th birthday with a stellar line-up of entertainers performing songs made famous by "the Chairman of the Board." The live concert taping will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas Encore Theatre. The special will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Considered a voice for all generations, Sinatra's signature style and timeless music continue to inspire today.
"Frank Sinatra was a mentor, colleague and dear friend of mine and he was the master of intimate singing," stated Bennett.
"I’ve been singing Frank Sinatra songs in my shows for many years," said Dion. "His voice has been such an inspiration for me and it will always be."
"My grandfather introduced me to Frank Sinatra," said Keys. "I love hearing his songs, the phrasing, the innocence — the subtle depth that knocks you out when you concentrate on the lyrics. And those arrangements! It brings me back to the lost art of 'the gentleman.'"
Levine offered, "Nobody could juggle a drink, a conversation and a perfect vocal as casually as Frank. That's why I love him."
Among Sinatra's nine GRAMMY 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). Additional recognition from The Recording Academy includes a Lifetime Achievement Award, GRAMMY Legend Award™, and 13 recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®.
"Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert" continues the tradition of previous Emmy Award®-winning TV specials presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS: "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.
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