George Michael was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in November and during the induction ceremony Carrie Underwood paid tribute to the late performer and influential Wham! member. Underwood performed “One More Try” a track from Michael’s 1987 album Faith.
Carrie Underwood Pays Tribute to George Michael at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The highlights from the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be featured in a special airing on Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The event, which occurred in November in Brooklyn, New York, celebrated the induction of artists such as Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, George Michael and The Spinners.
DJ Kool Herc and Link Wray were recipients of the musical influence award, while Don Cornelius received the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Additionally, Chaka Khan, Al Kooper and Bernie Taupin were honored with the Music Excellence Award. The ceremony witnessed the presence of various artists, including Elton John, Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Miguel and Carrie Underwood.
Jimmy Page made a surprise appearance delivering a tribute to the late guitar legend Link Wray, who was honored with the Musical Influence award. Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes participated in a rendition of The Band’s “The Weight” in memory of the late Robbie Robertson.
Despite the absence of Rage Against the Machine and Kate Bush, Rage guitarist Tom Morello accepted the honor and delivered a passionate speech. St. Vincent performed “Running Up That Hill” in tribute to the English singer-songwriter Kate Bush.
Ahead of the ABC special on Monday, additional highlights from the induction ceremony can be explored. The 3-hour special will also be available for streaming on Hulu and Disney+ starting January 2.
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