Don McLean, Barry Manilow, Martina McBride & More Set for CNN's 'The Fourth in America'

Don McLean
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Don McLean performs onstage at The Canyon Club on Nov. 3, 2017 in Agoura Hills, Calif. 

CNN is celebrating America's independence and its diverse population on July 4 with The Fourth in America, a primetime special which hopes to honor Americans, demand equality and pay tribute to those on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Andy Grammar, Barry Manilow, Burt Bacharach & Musicians from the Berklee College of Music, Carlos and Cindy Santana, CeCe Winans, Don McLean, Harlem Gospel Choir, Jesse Colin Young and Little Kids Rock, Jewel, Kenny Loggins, Martina McBride, The O’Jays, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo as well as The Original Broadway Cast of Girl From the North Country are all scheduled to perform at the star-studded event.

United States Army Field Band, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, United States Navy Band, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, New York Youth Symphony and San Francisco Symphony will also provide orchestral performances.

The special will also feature firework shows in New York, Washington DC, Jacksonville, Florida; Houston, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee.

CNN's The Fourth in America will stream live for subscribers on’s homepage and via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNNgo.


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