GARTH BROOKS AND TRISHA YEARWOOD HONOR PAUL SIMON IN “HOMEWARD BOUND: A GRAMMY® SALUTE TO THE SONGS OF PAUL SIMON” ON CBS TELEVISION
Streaming on Demand on Paramount+
December 29, 2022—Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood joined an all-star lineup of fellow GRAMMY® winners, as well as past nominees and other luminaries, honoring 16-time GRAMMY winner Paul Simon in “Homeward Bound: A GRAMMY Salute to the Songs of Paul Simon.” They performed an acoustic duet of "The Boxer."
Filmed in April at the Pantages Theater and executive produced by Ken Ehrlich, the special aired Dec. 21 on the CBS Television Network and streamed live on Paramount+, where it is available to stream on demand.
“This is a joy and an honor,” Brooks remarked tearfully. “I don’t know which one is the bigger one: the bigger joy or the bigger honor. I can just tell you that I’m speaking … I’m trying not to cry … I’m speaking for the five boys and the one girl and my mom and my dad in our house. When [Paul Simon’s] stuff was playing, our house was a sweet place to be in, man. Just, it was really good.”
Other performers included Eric Church, Rhiannon Giddens, Susanna Hoffs, Jonas Brothers, Angélique Kidjo, Ledisi, Little Big Town, Dave Matthews, Brad Paisley, Billy Porter, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Take 6, Irma Thomas, Shaggy & Jimmy Cliff, Trombone Shorty, Stevie Wonder, and Simon himself. Presenters included Sofia Carson, Herbie Hancock, Woody Harrelson, Dustin Hoffman, Folake Olowofoyeku and Oprah Winfrey.