Miranda Lambert Pays Tribute to Eagles

Country Star Nails "Desperado" at Kennedy Center Honors

Miranda Lambert made country music proud and earned major applause from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors which aired Tuesday night (Dec. 29) on CBS.

Dressed in a classy and chic black pantsuit, Lambert looked stunning as she performed “Desperado” in honor of the Eagles, who were slated to receive a Kennedy Center Honor during the ceremony. Due to member Glenn Frey’s intestinal surgery, however, the group opted to wait until next year to officially receive the award so they could all be together.

But let’s face it: Any day is a good day to celebrate one of the most iconic bands in the history of music. Which is why I assume the folks in charge commissioned Lambert to perform despite the postponement.

And it was a performance that Frey, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmitt and Joe Walsh would have loved. Here’s hoping they were able to see it.

Film director and Star Wars creator George Lucas, award-winning actresses Rita Moreno and Cecily Tyson, legendary maestro Seiji Ozawa and singer-songwriter Carole King all received honors during the telecast.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.