Country Artists Salute Merle Haggard At Kennedy Center Honors
December 7, 2010 at 8:14 AM (PT)
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, WILLIE NELSON, SHERYL CROW, VINCE GILL, JAMEY JOHNSON, KID ROCK, MIRANDA LAMBERT and BRAD PAISLEY all were on hand to honor Country great MERLE HAGGARD in WASHINGTON, D.C. on SUNDAY night (12/5) at the KENNEDY CENTER HONORS.
“THE HAG” was serenaded with KRISTOFFERSON and LAMBERT’s rendition of “Silver Wings,” and NELSON & CROW sang “Today I Started Loving You Again.” GILL & PAISLEY performed “Workin’ Man Blues,” and JOHNSON and KID ROCK teamed up on “Ramblin’ Fever.”
Lyricist JERRY HERMAN, dancer & choreographer BILL T. JONES, PAUL McCARTNEY and OPRAH WINFREY also join MERLE as this year’s KENNEDY CENTER HONOREES, recognized for their contributions to AMERICAN culture. The KENNEDY CENTER HONORS will air on CBS-TV DECEMBER 28th.
For more on this story and a link to photos from the event, check out CMT.com’s report here.