Watch 6 Iconic Musical Performances From The Kennedy Center Honors

Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Kings of Leon, and more paid tribute to this year's honorees.
Posted on Dec 27, 2016 | 11:25pm
What did you miss if you didn't watch the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors? A bevy of powerhouse musical performances, that's what!

The annual ceremony, which was hosted by The Late Show's Stephen Colbert and attended by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Dec. 4, paid tribute to the 2016 honorees: pianist Martha Argerich, rock legends the Eagles, actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and singer-songwriter James Taylor.

The event was also jam-packed with musical guests. Check out some of the highlights below.

Sheryl Crow honors James Taylor with "Fire & Rain":

Garth Brooks honors James Taylor with "Shower The People":


Bonnie Raitt honors Mavis Staples with "We Shall Not Be Moved"/"Freedom Highway":


Elle King honors Mavis Staples with "Respect Yourself":


Kings of Leon honors the Eagles with "Take It Easy":


Juanes, Steve Vai and Steuart Smith honor The Eagles with "Hotel California":


Curious to see more? Watch the full episode of The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.