Christian and pop singer Amy Grant was recognized during the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors. Her fellow honorees were actor George Clooney, singer Gladys Knight, composer and conductor Tania León, and rock band U2.
The ceremony was filmed for a televised special that aired on CBS. After the ceremony aired, Grant expressed her thankfulness in a post on social media:
“Last night as I watched the Kennedy Center Honors, what I thought about was ALL the many people who have stood by my side, dreamed with me, encouraged me, written songs with me, recorded with me, performed with me and prayed for me,” she said. “This moment was for all of us. I am so grateful to The Kennedy Center for extending the invitation to be included with this incredible class.“
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Grant specifically thanked all of the people who played a part in honoring her during the ceremony. One of those people was Sheryl Crow, who delivered a musical tribute to Grant.
Crow covered Grant’s 1991 single “Baby Baby.” The track reached the #1 spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart following its release. It also ranked at the tenth spot on the year-end Billboard Hot 100 chart for 1991.
“Baby Baby” received three Grammy nominations. It was nominated for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Today, “Baby Baby” is still known as one of Grant’s signature songs.
“Baby Baby” and Grant’s other songs have inspired many artists, including Crow. During the Kennedy Center Honors, Crow detailed how much Grant has influenced her life and career:
“Amy you inspire me as a musician, as a mom, as a great friend,” she said while a teary-eyed Grant looked on.
From there, Crow moved into a lively cover of “Baby Baby.” People in the audience could be seen bopping along as she sang, including Grant. Once Crow finished her performance, Grant could be seen cheering for her from the crowd. Crow blew Grant a bunch of kisses in response.
Head below to watch Crow’s cover of “Baby Baby” during the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. It was such a wonderful tribute to Grant.