Garth Brooks Tributes Gladys Knight With “Midnight Train To Georgia” During Kennedy Center Honors

Garth Brooks Tributes Gladys Knight With “Midnight Train To Georgia” During Kennedy Center Honors | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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Legendary gospel, R&B, and pop singer Gladys Knight was one of the celebrities recognized during the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors. Other honorees were Amy Grant, George Clooney, Tania León, and U2.

Knight shared several photos on social media from the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. In one of the captions, she said she was “so honored” to be recognized alongside the other celebrities.


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During the ceremony, each honoree was recognized through onstage tributes. Garth Brooks, who was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2021, took to the stage to honor Knight with a song.

Knight actually paid tribute to Brooks during his Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. She moved him to tears with a performance of his 1992 song “We Shall Be Free.”

Brooks returned the favor by paying tribute to Knight during her Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. He performed “Midnight Train to Georgia” in her honor.

Knight released “Midnight Train to Georgia” in 1973 while she was a member of the R&B family group Gladys Knight & the Pips. The song reached the top spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, becoming Gladys Knight & the Pips’ first song to accomplish the feat.

“Midnight Train to Georgia” has been covered by many artists over the years. Now, we can add Brooks’ cover to the list.

Knight could be seen smiling in the audience throughout Brooks’ performance. It’s clear she loved his rendition of her iconic song.

Head below to watch two videos of Brooks singing “Midnight Train to Georgia” in honor of Knight. Congratulations to her and to all of the other Kennedy Center honorees!

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