Garth Brooks Pays Tribute To Gladys Knight At Kennedy Center Honors

Garth Brooks Pays Tribute To Gladys Knight At Kennedy Center Honors

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Country superstar Garth Brooks paid tribute to Empress of Soul Gladys Knight at the Kennedy Center Honors, which were broadcast on CBS on Wednesday, December 28.

Brooks performed “Midnight Train to Georgia.” He noted that the 1973 track was derived from a track by Jim Weatherly titled “Midnight Plane to Houston.”

In the ceremony, Knight was honored with performances by Ariana DeBose, Mickey Guyton, and long-time friend Patti LaBelle. At the end of Knight’s section of the awards, Brooks came back out on stage to join the three women for a final tribute.

Glady’s was one of the five honorees at the Kennedy Center Honors. Other honorees include George Clooney, Amy Grant, Tania León, and U2.

The Kennedy Center Honors are annual honors given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

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