Last night at the American Music Awards, Gladys Knight lead the soulful gospel tribute to the late Aretha Franklin who died in August at the age of 76.
Knight was joined on stage by Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans for the all-star medley performance, which highlighted Franklin’s gospel roots and her seminal 1972 album, Amazing Grace.
The heartwarming performance saw Knight opening the show with moving rendition of “Amazing Grace,” belting over piano and organ. The other singers followed with emphatic, spiritual takes on songs like “Climbing Higher Mountains,” “Mary, Don’t You Weep” and “How I Got Over.”
— Kathleen Wimpelberg (@Jaksox) October 10, 2018