Academy Award And Grammy® Award-Winning Superstar Lionel Richie To Perform On The "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," An Entertainment Special Hosted By Emmy Award Winner Michael Chiklis Andfeaturing The Boston Pops Led By Keith Lockhart, To Be Broadcast Live
Monday, July 4, On The Cbs Television Network
The BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, now in its 38th year, is the orchestra's annual free outdoor Fourth of July concert and is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Group, one of America's leading insurers, offering auto, home and life insurance for individuals and families, as well as a variety of insurance products and services for businesses. The entire concert will be broadcast in HD (high definition), courtesy of Liberty Mutual Group. In addition, the final 20 minutes of the broadcast, featuring the spectacular fireworks display, will be presented commercial-free by Liberty Mutual Group.
An international superstar whose career has spanned more than 40 years, Lionel Richie is a music legend whose recorded legacy includes timeless classic hits and multi-platinum best-selling albums. His many career accomplishments include five GRAMMY® Awards, an Academy Award, 11 American Music Awards, five People's Choice Awards and a "World Music Lifetime Achievement Award," as well as a much-deserved Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The co-founder of The Commodores at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute in 1967, Richie experienced his first taste of success after the group signed to Motown Records in 1971, becoming one of the most popular U.S. funk bands with "Machine Gun" and "Brick House," before creating a slew of future slow jam Richie-penned classics with "Easy," "Three Times a Lady" and "Sail On." Richie began working outside the Commodores in 1980, after Kenny Rogers' hit version of "Lady" led to him producing the singer's 1981 album, Share Your Love. The list of accolades goes on....