Kelly Clarkson wasn’t the only country star to reveal up in assistance of Reba McEntire at the 2018 Kennedy Center Formality, but she did give the most moving speech.Clarkson– who is likewise McEntire’s daughter-in-law– carried out” Fancy”at the gala on Sunday night (Dec. 2) in Washington, D.C., but before that she provided a couple of personal words about their relationship. “Thank you a lot, Reba for listening to me vent as an artist,”she said(quote via USA Today).”Thank you a lot for comforting me on the phone through my tearslike a paland thank you for being a truly rad grandmother for my kids. ” Lady Antebellum, Brooks & Dunn and Kristin Chenowetheach honored McEntire with a song. Little Big Town existed, too, but USA Today shares that they commemorated Cher.
“If we’re all being truthful, in some cases when we meet our heroes it doesn’t always pan out how you hope,” Clarkson said, beginning her remarks, “but fulfilling Reba, being friends with her and ultimately becoming family has been among the highlights of my life– really.”
The 2018 Kennedy Center Honors were a two-night affair, with the annual Artist’s Supper being an equal red carpet event on Saturday night. In this picture gallery from both nights you’ll find McEntire in separate outfits, talking with fellow honorees or posturing alone or with sweetheart Skeeter Lasuzzo.
In addition to Cher and McEntire, authors Wayne Much shorter and Phillip Glass received the traditional life time achievement award. Hamilton co-writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire were honored for their transformative work. Gloria Estefan hosted the honors, which will air on CBS on Dec. 26 at 8PM ET.These Photos of Reba’s Home Are Sensational!