Linda Ronstadt’s long and storied career has crossed decades, bent genres and influenced many of the current crop of female superstars. It’s no surprise then that a tribute to her would include artists from all paths of music, including country, a genre in which Ronstadt shined many times.
Earlier this year, Ronstadt was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and honored by some of music’s biggest names. Country was well-represented by Carrie Underwood and Sheryl Crow, who joined forces with legends like Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks and Glenn Frey to pay homage to Linda Ronstadt.
Carrie kicks off the medley with Ronstadt’s 1967 hit, “Different Drum” before being joined by Emmylous Harris and Bonnie Raitt on “Blue Bayou.” The trio was then joined by Sheryl Crow and Glenn Frey on “You’re No Good” before Stevie Nicks jumped in for “It’s So Easy.” The incredible medley ended with all six powerhouse singers performing one of Ronstadt’s most iconic classics, “When Will I Be Loved.”
Watch the incredible tribute performance here:
And watch Carrie Underwood discuss Linda Ronstadt’s influence on her career: