The 65th Annual Grammys was a night of both celebration and sadness. During the in memoriam segment, a heartfelt tribute was paid to the late Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie. The segment was a multi-part tribute that included an anthem for the late Migos bandmate Takeoff, a beautiful rendition of Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Kacey Musgraves, and a tear-jerking performance of McVie’s song “Songbird” by Mick Fleetwood, Sheryl Crow, and Bonnie Raitt.
The performance of “Songbird” was a powerful moment for many viewers, with some commenting that it had led to full-on tears. The song was a reminder of the late Naya Rivera’s rendition of the song in the show “Glee”. The tribute was applauded by some viewers who felt it was a moving and not rushed tribute to McVie.
Mick Fleetwood, who was accompanied by Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt for the performance of “Songbird”, said on the red carpet ahead of the event that it was a lovely moment to help close and send McVie off in a prideful way. He also said the band has no plans to tour following the death of McVie, who was a singer, songwriter, and keyboardist.
The 65th Annual Grammys was hosted by comedian and former “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, and broadcast live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Beyoncé led the list of nominees with nine nominations, with stars like Harry Styles, Adele, Bad Bunny, and more also up for awards. Performers included Styles, Lizzo, Bad Bunny, and more.
The tribute to the late Christine McVie was an emotional and powerful moment in the 65th Annual Grammys. Viewers were moved to tears as they remembered the singer, songwriter, and keyboardist. It was a fitting tribute to the late McVie, and a reminder of the impact that she had on the music industry.