Saxophonist Michael Lington will get some national television exposure as he has been invited to perform during the 42nd annual Labor Day Telethon benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Lington will be performing “Baker Street” from his upcoming CD Heat, which will be released Sept. 2. He will be joined by American Idol Top 10 finalist Ace Young, who also signs the song on Lington's CD. The Labor Day special hosted by Jerry Lewis reaches millions of viewers across the U.S. and this year will be held on Sept. 1.
Lington says his publicist was the one who first came up with the idea of appearing on the Labor Day Telethon. "One of the first thing he said was look, your album comes out on Sept. 2, and Labor Day weekend is the telethon. I want you to get on that show. And Ace Young was already doing the telethon. So we all came up with the idea of doing ‘Baker Street’ on the telethon together. They loved it over there, and now we’re doing it."