Gladys Knight is set to lead the Aretha Franklin tribute at the American Music Awards, which will take place on Oct. 9. She will be joined by Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, and musical director Rickey Minor. The American Music Awards will air live on ABC.
The tribute will focus on Aretha Franklin’s gospel roots and her 1972 album, Amazing Grace.
Regarding the tribute, Sabrina Owens, Franklin’s niece, said, “When I heard some of the initial ideas for the tribute, I knew without a doubt that this tribute will go down as one of the best in American music.”
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