See Thomas Rhett Tribute Sesame Street at 2019 Kennedy Center Honors

There's no street like Sesame Street!

Written by Chris Parton
See Thomas Rhett Tribute Sesame Street at 2019 Kennedy Center Honors
Pictured L-R: Elmo and Thomas Rhett Photo: Gail Schulman/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Thomas Rhett teamed up with some furry friends at the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors, taking the stage in tribute to Sesame Street.

Helping celebrate the beloved children’s program’s 50th anniversary and the positive impact it’s had on kids around the nation, Rhett was joined by Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and the rest on the original song, “This Is My Street.” He couldn’t resist smiling all the way through the friendly, upbeat anthem, and his muppet pals matched the country star note for note. Then the whole cast — including their human muppeteers — stepped into view to finish with the classic “Sing a Song,” delivering a special thank you which had members of the audience wiping tears from their eyes.

Each year the Kennedy Center Honors highlight entertainers and artists whose work has become part of the country’s societal fabric, and along with Sesame Street, honorees this year included actor Sally Field, R&B/soul/funk group Earth, Wind & Fire, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and country/rock star Linda Ronstadt — who was honored with a performance by Carrie Underwood.

In other Thomas Rhett news, the hit maker is also celebrating his 14th No.1 this week, topping the country radio charts with the heartwarming “Remember You Young.”

“Wow … I truly can’t think of a better way to end this crazy year,” Rhett said in a statement. “Thank you so much to the fans for embracing such a special song to me that has easily been an all-time favorite I’ve ever gotten a chance to write. It’s all about looking back on all the people in your life that you love and always seeing them in their youth or in their prime, and it’s been really cool to see people relate to that sentiment.”