Harry Connick, Jr. To Host United We Sing: A GRAMMY Tribute To The Unsung Heroes On June 21

Jamie Foxx, Sandra Bullock, Cyndi Lauper, Little Big Town, Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, and more join to honor essential workers in this two-hour special.
Posted on May 28, 2020 | 06:30am
They've been working hard in the midst of difficult circumstances and now CBS and the Recording Academy® want to pay tribute to America's essential workers with a few celebrity guests and lots of musical talent!

GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor Harry Connick, Jr. will host a new two-hour special event called United We Sing: A GRAMMY® Tribute To The Unsung Heroes. The special will be broadcast Sunday, June 21 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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The show features Harry Connick, Jr. and his filmmaker daughter, Georgia Connick, as they take a road trip in an RV to thank and celebrate essential workers who risk their own lives on a daily basis to keep us safe.

Connick highlights the contributions of these everyday heroes with the help of his celebrity friends, including Sandra Bullock, Drew Brees, Queen Latifah, Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, and Renée Zellweger, who deliver surprise messages to America’s unsung heroes.

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

The Connicks’ journey begins at their home in Connecticut and, after stopping in various cities along the way, they reach their final destination of New Orleans, LA. At each stop, the father-daughter duo listen 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.

The two-hour special event culminates in Connick’s hometown of New Orleans, with moving musical performances by Connick, Trombone Shorty, and Irma Thomas at iconic locations throughout the city.

The special will invite donors to contribute to charities that support underserved children, such as No Kid Hungry and the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans, as well as to the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund—a charitable organization of the Recording Academy.

United We Sing: A GRAMMY® Tribute To The Unsung Heroes was filmed with a minimal crew practicing social distancing and with extensive safety precautions in place.

Watch best-selling artist, musician, singer, composer, and live performer Harry Connick, Jr. host United We Sing: A GRAMMY® Tribute To The Unsung Heroes on Sunday, June 21 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.