This past Wednesday in Los Angeles, a number of stars paid tribute to famed singer/songwriter Paul Simon, honoring him for his historical career in music.
Titled “Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute to the Songs of Paul Simon,” the salute is set to be publicly aired for a future CBS broadcast, according to Variety.
The taping was done at LA’s Pantages Theatre, and featured stars like Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, as well as Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Dave Matthews, Billy Porter, Rhiannon Giddens, Angelique Kidjo, Little Big Town, Trombone Shorty, Shaggy, Take 6, Irma Thomas, Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Jimmy Cliff, Ledisi, the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs and Eric Idle, along with Puddles Pity Party.
Presenters include Oprah Winfrey, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Herbie Hancock, and Sophia Carson.
Brandi Carlile had to miss the original tribute, but it’s believed she will be featured when it’s aired to the public.
Although Simon retired back in 2018 with his farewell tour, he’s made occasional live appearances since, and he played a three-song finale at his own tribute, opening with “Graceland,” and closing with “Sounds of Silence.”