Twenty-four hours before the 54th annual Grammy Awards® were broadcast last February, the music world was shaken by the news of the death of singer Whitney Houston. Still, the show’s production team worked around the clock to produce a tribute to the singer, which included a moving performance of “I Will Always Love You” from former American Idol contestant and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.
“The Grammy®s Will Go On: A Death In The Family” is a one-hour special that will look at how the show’s producers, host and musical artists made last-minute changes to the program in light of the circumstances. The show will air on Saturday (Feb. 9) at 10 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network. It will include never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes interviews with various artists and the Grammy production team.
The special will feature personal accounts of the events of that day and Houston’s passing from Clive Davis, Dave Grohl, Hudson, host LL Cool J, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift and Joe Walsh as well as members of the Grammy production team, including executive producer Ken Ehrlich, director Louis J. Horvitz, co-producer Terry Lickona, President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow, talent producer Chantel Sausedo and writer David Wild.
“A Death In The Family” was produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC, CBS, and The Recording Academy. Ehrlich and Susan Zirinsky are executive producers.
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