I caught Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, an annual 2-hour live event broadcast over NBC tonight. Brad Paisley, Ed Sheeran of Warner Music fame and Universal Music Group’s Dierks Bentley provided live musical performances as only the folks at Universal Television bring Independence Day to the Big Apple. Today’s Willie Geist, formerly with cable’s MSNBC, is the joint host.

(via NBC)