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Willie Nelson, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Usher Join Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert ‘Songs in the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute’Saturday, January 17th, 2015
by: Daniel Kreps
Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Willie Nelson, Usher and Janelle Monáe have all signed on to take part in Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute. The live concert will take place February 10th at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, while the CBS broadcast airs February 16th. Tickets for the tribute concert are on sale now at AXS.com.
Last month, it was revealed that the Grammys would honor Wonder with a celebration similar to the network’s 2014 star-studded music special The Beatles: The Night That Changed America. More performers will be announced for the Songs in the Key of Life concert, with each artist picking a song from the 25-time Grammy winner’s extensive songbook to cover on the Nokia Theatre stage.
Most of the artists involved seems to have some connection to Wonder over the course of their careers: Martin and Wonder recently appeared on BBC Music’s all-star cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” while Wonder and Nelson similarly sang on the original 1985 “We Are the World.” Wonder also contributed to Usher’s 2004 album Confessions.
“Stevie Wonder is an absolute legend and I am so honored to be a part of this very special night,” Sheeran said in a statement.
In addition to the Wonder performance, plan on seeing the British singer on television often in the coming weeks: Sheeran was among the first performers announced for the 57th annual Grammy Awards, and on January 24th he’ll help resurrect VH1 Storytellers with a live concert in Dublin, Ireland.
Willie Nelson, Usher and Coldplay’s Chris Martin will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder at a concert next month.
The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Ed Sheeran and Janelle Monae will also perform at “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute” on Feb. 10. The concert will take place two days after the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
Tickets for the tribute show are currently on sale.
The concert will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. It will air as a two-hour special on CBS on Feb. 16.
Wonder has been awarded 25 Grammy Awards during his illustrious career.
This day in Willie Nelson History: Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow & friends honor Merle Haggard (Dec. 28 )Sunday, December 28th, 2014
On Dec 28, 2010, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley play to honor Merle Haggard in the CBS telecast of “The Kennedy Center Honors.” Video taped earlier in the month.
“The world looks better on top a horse.” — Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson needs no introduction but what you may not know is his passion for horses. Willie grew up watching his heroes Gene Autry and Roy Rogers always wanting to emulate them, singing songs and riding horses. Today Willie has over 70 horses on his ranch about 60 of them were rescued from slaughter.
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Willie Nelson joined a cast of thousands of singers, politicians, movie stars, reporters, news makers to celebrate genius of Steven Colbert, and his show. Last night’s show was his last show. Colbert is scheduled to take over the Late Show on CBS when David Letterman steps down in May.
I’ll bet everyone wanted a selfie with Willie Nelson