Known as one of the living legends in music today, Sir Elton John enjoyed a special night of performances from some of the hottest stars in the industry when they taped the GRAMMY salute to the pop-rock icon.
The once-in-a-lifetime broadcast featured appearances and performances from a number of huge names, including some popular country faces. Miranda Lambert gave her best by covering “My Father’s Gun,” while Little Big Town busted out a rendition of “Rocket Man.”
Even Maren Morris got to do her version of “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,” and the night left such a lasting impression on the country singer when she got to sing in front of the megastar himself.
“To get to tribute him was a very otherworldly experience because not only are you singing an Elton song and trying to do a great job with it, but you’re doing it while he’s sitting 10 feet away from you, which is very daunting but he has been nothing but cool to me and he’s such a champion of new artists,” Morris told Sounds Like Nashville and other media about the taping.
Other artists from separate genres will bring their own sounds to the GRAMMYs Salute stage, from Kesha to Coldplay’s Chris Martin to Ed Sheeran. Even John got up to perform hits like “Bennie and the Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom” before concluding with the entire group on “I’m Still Standing.”
Morris also commented on how the fashion of the show almost one-upped everyone’s performances because when it’s Sir Elton John on the bill, one can only expect the finest and the most fabulous.
“Everyone’s fashion was on point that night because it’s Elton. He’s wearing this Gucci rhinestone red Elton-y jacket and everyone, yeah, brought their game. Little Big Town, they always look amazing but oh my God. Everyone was going all out because it was an Elton John show, so that will be a big factor on why I watch, too,” Morris admitted.
Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute will air on April 10 at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.