Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile’s “Natural Woman” Duet Brings the Soul [Watch]

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Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile teamed up for a memorable performance during the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year event on Wednesday night (Oct. 17). This year, the show celebrated the females of country music and Maren’s tribute to the late Aretha Franklin was one of the evening’s highlights. Performing Aretha’s iconic 1967 hit “Natural … Read more

Brandi Carlile, Tori Kelly Added to CMT Artists of the Year Awards All-Female Celebration

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The 2018 CMT Artists of the Year Awards is a show not to be missed. Highlighting all female artists, the awards will also showcase a mostly female-based performance roster. Each Artist of the Year honoree will perform, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman and … Read more

Former President Bill Clinton Gives Touching Speech During Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

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Everyone from reverends and activists to entertainers and politicians, including former president Bill Clinton, gathered on Friday (Aug. 31) to say goodbye to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Aretha, who died on Aug. 16 at the age of 76, had her funeral play out like a who’s who of pop culture. Ariana Grande, Faith … Read more

Jennifer Hudson Brings Crowd to Their Feet with Exhilarating Performance of “Amazing Grace” During Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

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Talk about soul. Jennifer Hudson held nothing back when she sang “Amazing Grace” during Aretha Franklin’s funeral at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan on Friday (Aug. 31). Following performances by Faith Hill and Ariana Grande, who brought their own soul, Jennifer Hudson took the stage to honor the Queen of Soul. “The Voice” coach … Read more

Ariana Grande Honors Aretha Franklin with Powerful Rendition of “Natural Woman” During Funeral Service

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Ariana Grande, arguably one of pop’s most soulful singers, attended Aretha Franklin’s funeral Friday (Aug. 31) at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. The singer arrived with her fiancé Pete Davidson and spent time talking to Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton upon their arrival. Following Faith Hill’s performance of “What a Friend We Have … Read more

Faith Hill Performs “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” at Aretha Franklin Funeral

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If you’re familiar with the music of Faith Hill, then you know that the superstar singer has always has a little soul influence in her songs. So it stands to reason that Faith was chosen to perform during Aretha Franklin’s Funeral at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan on Friday morning (Aug. 31). The Queen … Read more

Taylor Swift Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin At Detroit Concert

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If it weren’t for the legendary Aretha Franklin, there may not have been a Taylor Swift. So it’s only fitting that the biggest pop star in the world pay tribute to the Queen of Soul. While performing for thousands of people at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, Taylor took a moment to honor Aretha, who … Read more

Madonna Speaks Out After Receiving Backlash for Aretha Franklin Tribute at the 2018 VMAs

When the almighty Madonna walked out on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to present “Video of the Year,” she proceeded to share some anecdotes about just how the late Aretha Franklin ‘changed the course’ of her life. “None of this would have happened without our lady of soul,” she told the crowd. “She … Read more

Ariana Grande Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin With Chilling Performance of “Natural Woman” on The Tonight Show

Every once in a while, there is a music performance that takes your breath away. It makes the hairs on your arms stand up and makes the chills run through your body, and for a moment, the only thing that matters in the entire world is that song and the incredible feeling behind it. On … Read more

Abby Anderson Honors Aretha Franklin with Stunning Version of “Natural Woman”

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Country newcomer Abby Anderson wasn’t even a thought in her parents minds when Aretha Franklin was releasing epic hits like ‘Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” But the impact the Queen of Soul has had on many generations is evident as Abby takes on one of Aretha’s classics. After hearing of … Read more

“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin Dies at Age 76

It’s a sad day for the music community. Soul superstar and musical legend Aretha Franklin passed away surrounded by her family and loved ones. According to CNN, Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, one year before the Beatles. Over her career, she’d earned … Read more

Aretha Franklin Reportedly “Gravely Ill” As Family Asks For Prayers

It’s rare to meet someone who doesn’t love and respect “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin— and now, she’s in need of prayers and well wishes. According to Local 4 in Detroit, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill. WDIV morning anchor Evrod Cassimy took to Twitter to share the breaking news, saying, “I am so saddened to report … Read more