Merle Haggard and Jerry Herman Honored at Kennedy Center Honors, Chita Rivera Performs (Video)

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Merle Haggard and Jerry Herman Honored at Kennedy Center Honors

Country artist Merle Haggard, Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and composer Jerry Herman were honoured at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. which aired on December 28th on CBS.

Country legend musician, Merle Haggard, was one of the 2010 Kennedy Center honorees. Vince Gill led the tribute to Haggard and Haggard was honored by his friends Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson at the event, where they decided to work together on a supertrio project for 2011.

Jennifer Hudson hit the stage at the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors to perform a tribute to Oprah Winfrey.
Gwen Stefani and her No Doubt bandmates performed in a tribute to Paul McCartney. Other performers honouring him McCartney included Norah Jones, Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, and James Taylor.

Angela Lansbury introduced the Jerry Herman tribute segment, which then kicked off with Kelsey Grammer leading a performance of “We Are What We Are” from “La Cage aux Folles.”  Carol Channing then sang “Hello, Jerry” an affectionate variation of “Hello, Dolly” with specialty lyrics.  Matthew Morrison, Christine Baranski and Christine Ebersole also performed.

Angela Lansbury, Carol Channing and Chita Rivera also performed at the Kennedy Center Honors. The three legends were rehearsing in the video below and performed a show-stopper.