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Miranda Lambert covers 'Desperado' as tribute to the Eagles

The Nashville powerhouse performed the classic tune at the Kennedy Center Honors.

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Los Angeles rockers the Eagles delayed receiving their Kennedy Center Honor for another year after co-founder Glenn Frey fell ill, but fans still got to reap the rewards during Tuesday’s broadcast of the show when Miranda Lambert covered their 1973 classic tune “Desperado.”

Lambert was just one of a slew of top-tier artists performing at the D.C. event. Aretha Franklin honored Carole King with a rousing rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” — as did Sara Bareilles (“You’ve Got a Friend”), Janelle Monae (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “One Fine Day”), and James Taylor (“Up On the Roof”). CeCe Winans also paid tribute to actress Cicely Tyson, performing “Blessed Assurance.”

You can watch the entire show over at CBS and see Lambert’s stunning performance below.