Nashville Artists Perform For Kennedy Center Honors

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The Kennedy Center Honors are set to air Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow and Kings of Leon are among the artists who performed for the Washington D.C. tribute as part of the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which awards lifetime achievement recognition to some of America’s greatest contributors in the arts.

Among this year’s recipients were Martha Argerich, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, James Taylor and The Eagles.

Brooks, Rucker and Crow performed in honor of James Taylor. Rucker, a South Carolina native, performed “Carolina In My Mind,” while Brooks offered a performance of Taylor’s “Shower The People.” Gill and Kings Of Leon honored the Eagles with renditions of “Take It Easy” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.”

Others in attendance included Bonnie Raitt, Kevin Spacey, and Bob SegerStephen Colbert served as this year’s host.

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