44th Kennedy Center Honors: Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Trump zingers, and a Stevie Wonder surprise
This year's event, hosted by David Letterman, also honored Lorne Michaels, Berry Gordy, and Justino Díaz.
The rescheduled ceremony also paid tribute to Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, and Midori
He topped the usually staid Washington D.C. event on Wednesday night his own way, with a surprising, freewheeling 16-song finale that largely celebrated the musical inspirations he had, growing up in Oklahoma.
Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, more celebrate Kennedy Center honorees in star-studded ceremony
Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Sesame Street received high praise during annual awards ceremony