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GRAMMY SALUTE TO AIR IN OCTOBER

Cyndi Lauper will honor Ken Ehrlich, Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell will do separate tributes to John Prine and Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. salute Roberta Flack in the Great Performances: Grammy Salute To Music Legends airing 10/16 on PBS.

The Recording Academy’s  2020 Special Merit Awards recipients will be honored in the awards ceremony and tribute concert that has been produced without an audience and in different locations due to COVID-19's impact on live events. Jimmy Jam is the host.

Chicago, Flack, Isaac HayesIggy Pop, Prine, Public Enemy, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe received the Lifetime Achievement Awards; Ehrlich, Philip Glass and Frank Walker received Trustees Award honors; and George Augspurger was recognized with the Technical Grammy Award. Mickey Smith Jr. will accept the Music Educator Award.

To honor Flack, Erivo will sing  "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and Erivo and Odom will duet on "Where Is The Love."

Philip Bailey will sing Chicago’s "If You Leave Me Now," Yola honors Thorpe with  "Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air," Sam Moore will do a medley of Hayes’ compositions, Laurie Anderson salutes Glass with "Gee Whiz" and Chris Isaak gives Walker a tip of the hat with "Your Cheatin' Heart."

Lauper will sing "Time After Time" for Ehrlich; the Prine tribute is Isbell and Amanda Shires performing "Storm Windows" and Carlile doing "I Remember Everything."

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