Miranda Lambert looked stunning on stage in a black jumpsuit at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors as she performed a tribute to The Eagle’s with their 1973 hit, “Desperado.”
The band was chosen to be honored at the 2015 awards, but postponed their acceptance until next year due to band member Glenn Frey’s recent surgery. Stephen Colbert, who introduced Lambert’s performance, lightened the moment by saying they wanted to be able to accept the award the same way they made their music, “together – and shirtless.”
Even though The Eagles weren’t in attendance, it seemed only fitting that the show still find a way to pay tribute to such an iconic and influential band. Miranda did just that with vocals so heartfelt and soulful that even in front of an auditorium full of fans, she captivated attention in such an intimate and profound way.
By the outstanding applause from everyone in the room, including President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, it seems Lambert’s performance did the Eagles proud.