Faith Hill is among the music superstars who will assemble to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Franklin’s funeral will be held on Aug. 31 at the Greater Grace Temple in her hometown of Detroit. Hill is one of 19 musical acts that will honor the Queen of Soul, who passed away from pancreatic cancer on Aug. 16.
Over the years, Hill has been vocal about Aretha’s influence on her music and career. She and Franklin collaborated on a song for Aretha’s 2011 album “A Woman Falling Out of Love,” but the duet did not make the final track listing.
“I’ve always listened to Aretha,” Hill told the Washington Post in 1996. “When you hear the drums and bass on my records, that’s where it comes from.”
In the hours after Franklin’s death, the country star shared a message and photo of her with Aretha on Instagram.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
Other artists set to attend and perform at the memorial service include Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Shirley Caesar, Ronald Isley, Jennifer Holliday and the Clark Sisters. Former President Bill Clinton is also scheduled to speak at the memorial service.