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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just named Carrie Underwood as one of the performers at its upcoming induction ceremony. On Tuesday (October 24) the Hall named several new performers in the ceremony’s lineup, including Underwood, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Common, Miguel, and Sia.
Despite being most well-known as a country music legend, Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. His induction comes the year after Dolly Parton joined the Hall. Other country artists enshrined in the Rock Hall include Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and Bill Monroe.
As one of the most influential musicians of all time, it makes perfect sense to have Nelson in the Rock Hall. His fellow 2023 inductees are Rage Against the Machine, Missy Elliott, Kate Bush, George Michael, Sheryl Crow, and The Spinners. The Hall will also honor Chaka Khan, Al Kooper, and Bernie Taupin with the Musical Excellence Award.
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The induction ceremony will be held on November 3 at the Barclays Center in New York. The actual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Fans can stream the ceremony starting at 8 PM on Disney+.
Of course, with Underwood as one of the just-announced performers, we have to wonder if she’ll pay tribute to Nelson during the ceremony. The Rock Hall has not shared details about her performance…but it seems likely it could be in honor of the country music icon.
Underwood and Nelson recently co-headlined the ATLive Concert (along with George Strait). The two of them paused backstage to take a photo together, which Nelson shared and captioned, “Name a more iconic duo…you can’t.”
Just days later, the Rock Hall announced that Underwood would be performing during this year’s induction ceremony. Will she perform a tribute to Nelson…or perhaps sing a duet with him? We can’t wait to see! Underwood is also a huge fan of George Michae’s music, so perhaps she’s singing in his honor.
If Underwood and Nelson do sing together, it’s likely they’ll sing “Always On My Mind.” The pair recorded the song as a duet for Nelson’s 2013 album To All the Girls…
Listen to the audio of their duet below. Stay tuned to see if they sing this at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction on November 3!