Stars pay tribute to Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, and Christine McVie throughout Grammys In Memoriam


Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, Bonnie Raitt, Maverick City Music, and Quavo all paid tribute to the music legends we misplaced this 12 months at the 65th Grammy Awards Sunday evening.

As a part of the ceremony’s annual In Memoriam phase, Musgraves honored nation music queen Loretta Lynn by singing a transferring rendition of her autobiographical 1970 hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” As she strummed her guitar amongst a mattress of flowers, snapshots of stars together with Naomi Judd, Olivia Newton-John, and Jeff Beck had been broadcast onto the display screen behind her.

Atlanta-based worship collective Maverick City Music then joined Migos rapper Quavo as he paid tribute to his late nephew and bandmate Takeoff with a efficiency of his newest single, “Without You.” Donning a Phantom of the Opera-esque masks, Quavo sang to a lone microphone that held Takeoff’s chain. During his efficiency, the Academy additionally remembered the late Irene Cara, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, and Hurricane G.

Quavo on the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Arena on February 5, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Christopher Polk/Variety through Getty Images Quavo performs on the 2023 Grammy Awards.

And, on a separate stage, Raitt and Crow joined Fleetwood in remembering his late Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie with a hovering efficiency of “Songbird,” which McVie wrote for the band’s 1977 album Rumours. While Fleetwood performed a single drum, Crow could possibly be seen accompanying him on piano and singing together with Raitt to the beloved single. Tributes to Lisa Marie Presley, David Crosby, Tom Verlaine, Fred White, and extra additionally had been featured onscreen and in between performances.

Country famous person Lynn, identified for chart toppers like 1967’s “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” and 1968’s “Fist City,” died at age 90 on Oct. 4. Over the course of her six-decade music profession, she launched 60 albums and received three Grammy awards. In 2010, the Recording Academy honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and three years later President Barack Obama offered her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her life was immortalized within the 1980 movie Coal Miner’s Daughter, which starred Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.

A real songbird, McVie died at age 79 on Nov. 30. The singer-songwriter and keyboardist joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970 and went on to pen among the band’s largest hits, together with “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Little Lies,” and “Everywhere.” As a member of the group, McVie received two Grammys — together with Album of the Year for the band’s 1977 masterpiece, Rumours — and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Rap phenom Takeoff, a member of the beloved hip-hop group Migos, died at age 28 on Nov. 1. Born Kirshnik Khari Ball, Takeoff first started performing with Quavo, his uncle, and Offset, Quavo’s cousin, in 2008. Under the identify Migos, the trio launched a set of profitable singles that propelled them to stardom, together with 2013’s “Versace” and 2016’s “Bad and Boujee.” Takeoff obtained two Grammy nominations as a member of Migos in 2018.

The 65th Grammy Awards aired reside on CBS from the Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.

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