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Grammy award winners from nearly every corner of the music industry gathered in Las Vegas last week to celebrate what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. The celebration called Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert was taped at the Wynn Encore Theater on December 2nd, and aired tonight (Dec. 6) on CBS.
In case you missed it, country music was well-represented with Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Zac Brown taking the stage to honor Ol’ Blue Eyes. While it may seems strange to include country artists in this event, many would agree that Sinatra’s unmatched vocal skills and ability to entertain paved the way for artists of every genre.
According to Robert Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, “Sinatra’s reach cuts across all aspects and areas of popular music. I’ve not come across anybody of substance or celebrity status that says Sinatra didn’t impact them in one way or another.”
One of our favorite performances from tonight’s tribute concert came from Carrie Underwood who sang the 1926 Gershwin brother’s hit, ‘Someone To Watch Over Me.’ Frank Sinatra popularized the song when he sang it in the 1954 musical film ‘Young At Heart.’ The song went on to be covered by dozens of other artists including Willie Nelson, Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Barbra Streisand, to name a few.
However, we think that Carrie Underwood’s rendition of the song is one of the best to date. Take a listen below and let us know if you agree!
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