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Elton John Gershwin Prize Tribute Special to Feature Brandi Carlile, Metallica, Garth Brooks, Annie Lennox

Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic The lineup for Elton John‘s upcoming Gershwin Prize tribute taping was announced Wednesday, with the pop superstar’s musical BFF Brandi Carlile not surprisingly among the cast, but also some unusual suspects, like the band Metallica. Garth Brooks, who was the recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for songwriting himself four years ago, is also among the cast, along with Annie Lennox, Maren Morris, Charlie Puth and Jacob Lusk of the group Gabriels. Billy Porter will host as well as perform.

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