CMT revealed the star-studded line-up of performers, presenters and special guests for its newest genre-bending televised music event, "CMT SMASHING GLASS: A Celebration of the Groundbreaking Women of Music."
The special honors Patti LaBelle and Tanya Tucker with performances and presentations from Billie Jean King, Chris Janson, Clint Black, Fancy Hagood, Ledisi and The War & Treaty. The icons also participate in a roundtable discussion with Sheryl Crow before each taking the stage for their jaw-dropping performances.
"CMT SMASHING GLASS" will air Wednesday, November 15th, at 9p/8c.
Amber Riley, Lucie Silvas and Mickey Guyton will recognize a trio of late female superstars of music - Aretha Franklin, Sinead O'Connor and Tina Turner - with 'Moments of Respect' and tribute medleys.
Riley will honor 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin with a roof-raising performance of "R.E.S.P.E.C.T."
Sports icon and equality champion Billie Jean King will kick off the inaugural "CMT Smashing Glass" and present Tucker with her honor, while Black will serenade Tucker with his version of "Texas When I Die." Janson will launch the show into high gear with his electric cover of Tucker's "It's A Little Too Late."
Hagood will introduce Labelle, and Ledisi will showcase her impressive vocals on LaBelle's "New Attitude." The War & Treaty put their spin on LaBelle's "On My Own" to ensure it's a night to remember.
"We're beyond excited to bring this electrifying and empowering new franchise to life by honoring iconic women who've fearlessly 'smashed glass ceilings' and kicked in doors, holding them wide open for past, present and future generations," shared Margaret Comeaux, CMT's Senior Vice President of Production, Music & Events and Executive Producer. "Both Patti and Tanya deserve to be celebrated for continuing to set the industry gold standard with boundary-breaking crossover success, bold, uncompromising lives and careers, and creating timeless music and impact that remains as powerful and relevant as ever."
"CMT SMASHING GLASS" will premiere Wednesday, November 15th at 9p/8c, exclusively on CMT.
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