Brooks & Dunn Make Rare TV Appearance To Honor Reba

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Reba Celebrated With Prestigious Honor

This year, the Kennedy Center Honors recognized country music in its 2018 batch of honorees with none other than the fiery red-head herself…Reba McEntire!

According to the Kennedy Center Honors’ website, “exceptional artists who have made enduring and indelible marks on our culture” are nominated for and receive the prestigious award.

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Alongside Cher, Hamilton co-creator Lin Manuel Miranda, and several others – Reba was celebrated for all her major accomplishments and the impact she has made on this world. 

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Just as in past years, a number of artists celebrated the honorees by performing covers of their songs. One of them being a rare televised performance by the dynamic duo, Brooks & Dunn.

A Long-Running Friendship

Brooks & Dunn have had a partnership with Reba that goes beyond just a working relationship. When Brooks & Dunn were set to play their last show, Reba joined the duo in 2010 to perform their collaborative “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Why Haven’t I Heard From You?

Released in 1994, Reba’s hit song, “Why Haven’t I Heard From You?” was every broken-hearted gal’s anthem. The bluesy, rockin’ country tune was accompanied by a fun music video featuring a red-headed Reba getting pampered and trying on a variety of wigs after being stood up.

A Rare Television Performance

Since Brooks & Dunn had their “final” show, they went on to create music individually but were brought back together by Reba McEntire for a Las Vegas residency.

While they perform on stage with each other, it is rare for the duo to join in on a televised event – but they knew this was a special day for their friend Reba. As they sang “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” on the Kennedy Center Honors’ stage, Reba fought back tears in the stands. This is truly a performance you don’t want to miss. Check it out in the video below!

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