Eric Church and Zac Brown Band have signed on to help tackle a topic that doesn’t get much attention in country music — race.
The two acts will join a diverse lineup including Bruce Springsteen, Jamie Foxx, Sting, John Legend, Pink and Ed Sheeran for the two-hour A+E TV special, “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America.”
In a recent press release, concert organizers point to the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina as the catalyst for the event. The statement continues, “By shining a light on the uncomfortable truth that racial inequity and bias still impact our society, we are looking to inspire people to go beyond short-lived, symbolic gestures.”
The Shining a Light concert airs live from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on A+E, Lifetime, HISTORY, H2, LMN and FYI.