A star lineup by Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and Mary Mary met at the American Music Awards on Tuesday (October 9) to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, with a combination that focused on the roots of the gospel of Franklin. including several hymns that she had interpreted famous interpretations of.
After a special video in tribute to the legendary Queen of Souls that focused on the long story of the artist as a presenter, performer and winner in the AMA, Knight took the stage to interpret Franklin's performance of "Amazing Grace". Then, minister and gospel singer McClurkin relieved Knight to play "Climb Higher Mountains," which was used as the recession song at his funeral.
From there, the gospel legend, Winans, delivered a moving version of "Mary Don & # 39; t You Weep", followed by the jazz singer and R & B Ledisi, who sings an invigorating "How I Got Over" . The contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary closed things with an "Old Landmark" assisted by a support group.
"What an incredible night!" It was all that Tracie Ellis-Ross could say in review later.