Faith Hill Set to Perform During Aretha Franklin's Funeral
By Katrina Nattress
August 24, 2018
According to Detroit Free Press, Faith Hill will be representing country music. The country star collaborated with the Queen of Soul on the 2011 duet "A Woman Falling Out of Love" and has cited the iconic singer as a large influence.
"For me, the big influence wasn't Linda Ronstadt; it was Aretha Franklin," Hill said during a 1996 interview with the Washington Post. "I've always listened to Aretha. When you hear the drums and bass on my records, that's where it comes from."
She will join Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, Jennifer Holliday, Marvin Sapp, Jennifer Hudson, and Fantasia as performers during the service, which will be restricted to family and friends. Before the funeral, a public, two-day open casket viewing is set to take place at the city’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
Aretha died on August 16, surrounded by friends and family, at the age of 76. Faith was one of many country artists to sing her praises and honor her upon her passing. See her heartfelt Instagram post below.
GLORY, GLORY, GLORY to the ALMIGHTY!!! The choir of angels now have the greatest voice of all time to lead, praise and join in to sing before Jesus. I wanted to share this photo because it shows just how soulful Aretha was without uttering a word. To say I was humbled to be in her presence would be an understatement.
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