CBS has started teasing the musical-guest for this year’s turkey-day parade. The annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature performances by 16-time Grammy award-winning musician Sting and Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert.
This year’s event will be anchored by “Entertainment Tonight” host Kevin Frazier and “The Insider’s” Keltie Knight. The parade will be broadcasted live from New York City Thursday, Nov. 24 on the CBS Television Network.
The parade is a CBS Thanksgiving tradition, one that will be celebrating its 56th year. The special will feature portions of the 90th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. Additional performances during the parade will include the casts of the Broadway hit musicals “The Color Purple,” “On Your Feet!” and “School of Rock.”
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author and activist Sting is best known for his work with The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six GRAMMY Awards and two Brit Awards, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 GRAMMY Awards, two Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award, three Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, the “Billboard Magazine” Century Award and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honor, one of the most prestigious cultural prizes in the United States. Later this month, the American Music Awards will bestow him with their Award of Merit.
GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning seven-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) and six-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. She has released five studio albums, including Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four the Record (2011) and Platinum (2014).
The latter earned Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.” The Texas native is set to release her sixth album, The Weight of These Wings, on Nov. 18, under her own imprint, Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville.
Frazier and Knight will anchor from a site along the parade route in New York City. The beloved parade is famous for its gigantic balloons of cartoon character favorites, fantastic floats and lively marching bands from across the country. This will mark the sixth consecutive year Frazier has hosted. Knight is hosting for the second time.
Emmy Award-winning producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss (“The Tony Awards”) are executive producers for THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS. Weiss will also direct.