The Celebration of Reba’s Legacy

It is no doubt that Reba has been one of country music’s everlasting superstars. Her great career has spanned decades. And with it, she has swept people away with her grace, wit, and talent.

This year, the Kennedy Center Honors celebrates her gift and her achievements by paying tribute to her life’s works. Multiple stars and artists performed in Reba’s honor.

Other country artists have come out to support this legend, including her daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson. She performed “Fancy” at the gala on Sunday night, but before that, she had a few touching words to say about their amazing relationship.

“Thank you so much, Reba for listening to me vent as an artist. Thank you so much for comforting me on the phone through my tears like a friend and thank you for being a really rad grandma for my kids.”

She went on expounding her feelings with meeting her idol Reba.

“If we’re all being honest, sometimes when we meet our heroes it doesn’t always pan out how you hope, but meeting Reba, being friends with her and eventually becoming family has been one of the highlights of my life — truly.”

Lady Antebellum, Brooks & Dunn and Kristin Chenoweth each honored McEntire with a song.  Little Big Town was also present in the event, but they performed for co-honoree Cher.

CBS News had briefly shown the event in their segment. Watch the CBS News clip here!

The Kennedy Center Honors

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

The 2018 Kennedy Center Honors were a two-night event. The event was composed of the annual Artists Dinner, which doubled as a red carpet moment for the stars on Saturday evening and the performances and the awarding was held Sunday night.

Here are the honorees!

The Kennedy Center Honors will air on CBS on the 26th of December.