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Performers Announced for "Teachers Rock" - A Concert and Charity Event Benefiting Teachers and Education, on Saturday, August 18 on CBS
Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Fun. and Josh Groban are among those featured in the one-hour special.

[via press release from CBS]


One-Hour Entertainment Special Will Feature Musical Performances And Testimonials Celebrating Teachers And Education

Five-time GRAMMY(R) Award winner Carrie Underwood, country artist Dierks Bentley, pop group Fun. and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee Josh Groban will perform on TEACHERS ROCK presented by Walmart and Walden Media's upcoming feature film "Won't Back Down" - a special tribute concert celebrating teachers and education. The special will broadcast from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Saturday, August 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

TEACHERS ROCK honors America's educators with personal recollections from pop, rock and urban musical stars Dave Grohl (of the Foo Fighters), six-time GRAMMY Award winner Usher, Adam Levine and James Valentine (of Maroon 5) and by actors including three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL COOL J (NCIS: LOS ANGELES), Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, Matthew Morrison and Miranda Cosgrove, among others.

The TEACHERS ROCK benefit concert will feature scenes from Walden Media's upcoming motion picture "Won't Back Down," starring Academy Award nominees Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal as two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children's failing inner-city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Live performances featuring Dierks Bentley, Fun. and Josh Groban for TEACHERS ROCK presented by Walmart and Walden Media's upcoming feature film "Won't Back Down," will be taped August 14 at a special benefit concert at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Tickets for the charity event including stars from the film, starting at just $40, will go on-sale this Friday, July 27 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Proceeds from TEACHERS ROCK will benefit three nonprofit organizations: DonorsChoose.org, Feeding America and Teach for America.

TEACHERS ROCK is being produced by KEN EHRLICH PRODUCTIONS, Anschutz Film Group/Walden Media and AEG.

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