Earlier this month, some of country music’s biggest names took the stage in Washington D.C. to honor some huge musical legends. Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker and more were in attendance for the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. And now, you can see it all for yourself on Dec. 27.
The Kennedy Center Honors awards lifetime achievement recognition to some of America’s greatest contributors in the arts. Each person or act recognized inarguably impacted American culture during their career.
As with every year, 2016’s ceremony features some heavy hitters, including actor Al Pacino, singer Mavis Staples, songwriting hero James Taylor and rock/country legends the Eagles. And since it’s an awards show, you know other artists jumped at the chance to honor their friends.
Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow performed in honor of James Taylor. Of course Rucker, a South Carolinian, sings “Carolina In My Mind.” Brooks also gives his rendition of Taylor’s “Shower The People.”
Meanwhile, Vince Gill joins Nashville rock band Kings Of Leon to honor the Eagles with “Take It Easy” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.” The Eagles postponed their appearance at last year’s event due to Glenn Frey’s health. Unfortunately, Frey passed away earlier this year.
Other huge names at the event include Bonnie Raitt, Kevin Spacey, Bob Seger and even President Bill Clinton. To top it all off, Stephen Colbert acts as this year’s host. In other words, viewers are in for a real treat.
You can catch the whole thing Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. on CBS.