Announced today, Blue Élan Records will release a collection of singles, under the title We Are The Highway, beginning with today’s “Safe and Sound” performed by Grammy-nominated singer, Janiva Magness. The collection all feature five cover versions of songs written and performed by Chris Cornell, in an effort to uphold Cornell’s legacy and keep the promise as a way to make positive change through music, made to him by Blue Élan co-Founder, and personal friend, Kirk Pasich.
Chris Cornell, the 17-track self-titled 2LP, was recognized by the Recording Academy and the wider industry with a GRAMMY® Award for Best Recording Packaging at the 2020 ceremonies. This award is the second GRAMMY® Award tied to this release, the first being in 2019 for Best Rock Performance for the previously unreleased track, “When Bad Does Good.”
GIBSON announced today, Tuesday, January 15, the release of a limited-edition Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 guitar. The guitar will officially be unveiled at “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” the star-studded concert event honoring Chris Cornell’s legacy and contribution to music history on Wednesday, January 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles. For more information, visit: http://www.chriscornell.com.
Multi-Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell is featured in a new video released today in conjunction with his Grammy® nominated song "The Promise." In the clip, Cornell's children, Toni, Lily, and Christopher vow to continue to honor their late father's pledge to raise awareness for human rights. A number of stars have come together to show their support and solidarity for the cause as well, including Elton John, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, and many more.
Multiple Grammy Award winning and Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell performed three songs over the weekend on CBS This Morning Saturday, including "The Promise" -- a new original song which is featured in new film The Promise starring Academy Award Winning actor Christian Bale and Golden Globe Winning actor Oscar Isaac, in theaters now.