Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Performs During Springsteen Tribute at Kennedy Honors

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles was featured with John Mellencamp, Sting, Melissa Etheridge, Ben Harper and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder during a musical tribute to Bruce Springsteen at the 32nd annual Kennedy Center Honors concert Sunday (Dec. 6) in Washington, D.C. In addition to Springsteen, this year’s honorees were actor-director Mel Brooks, actor Robert De Niro, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and opera singer Grace Bumbry. In a medley, Harper sang Springsteen’s “My Father’s House” and Nettles performed “Glory Days” followed by a collaboration on “I’m on Fire.” Other songs included in the Springsteen tribute included “Born in the U.S.A.” (Mellencamp), “Born to Run” (Etheridge) and “My City of Ruins” (Vedder). Sting, the Joyce Garrett Choir and the other performers closed the segment with “The Rising.” Jack Black, Matthew Broderick, Harry Connick Jr., Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Ben Harper, Carl Reiner, Martin Scorsese, Martin Short, Jon Stewart and Meryl Streep were among those paying tribute to the other honorees. The event was attended by President Obama and the first lady. It will air Dec. 29 on CBS.