Grammy Award-winning musical artists Yolanda Adams
, Mary J. Blige
, Sheryl Crow
, The Goo Goo Dolls
and Kelly Rowland
") will perform, along with Jesse McCartney
, on the seventh annual A Home For The Holidays, a new entertainment special to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Jamie Lee Curtis
, Daryl Hannah
, George Lopez
, Virginia Madsen
and Victoria Rowell
, who herself was raised in foster care for 18 years, present inspirational stories about adoption.
Following the success of the past six annual shows, this year's special continues to tell moving stories about adoption to raise awareness of this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced by performances from some of today's most popular performers. In the special, Yolanda Adams performs a powerful cover of R. Kelly
's inspiring anthem, "I Believe I Can Fly"; Mary J. Blige sings "Be Without U," from her forthcoming album, The Breakthrough; Sheryl Crow performs "Always on Your Side," from her recently released Wildflower
album, as well as "Every Day is a Winding Road," from her self-titled second record
; The Goo Goo Dolls play "Better Days," the first single from their upcoming new studio album; Jesse McCartney sings "Beautiful Soul," the title track of his 2004 debut release; and Kelly Rowland closes the show with a rendition of the holiday standard, "Do You Hear What I Hear."
The musical performances frame several pre-taped story segments which are presented by celebrities who either have their own adoption experiences or are involved with children's issues. The stories highlight many exceptional American children and families involved in this rewarding process.