Faith Hill Set to Perform During Aretha Franklin's Funeral

By Katrina Nattress

August 24, 2018

Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest on August 31 in her hometown of Detroit, and a number of the most powerful voices spanning many genres of music will be performing to honor her legacy.

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 AdamsShirley CaesarThe Clark SistersJennifer Holliday, Marvin SappJennifer 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.

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