There was a complete lotta shakin’ goin’ on on the 2022 CMA Awards on Wednesday night time (Nov. 9), as Elle King and The Black Keys took the stage to pay rollicking tribute to late rock and nation pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.
They had been simply the correct trio to tackle the duty, performing Lewis’ signature observe “Nice Balls of Hearth” at Nashville’s Bridgestone Area. King banged away on the piano keys as The Black Keys introduced their blues-rock chops to the stage. With an alternately growling and wailing vocal, Keys leaned into her efficiency, even emblazoning the again of her black leather-based pants with Lewis’ nickname “The Killer” that could possibly be seen each time she leaned into the keyboard similar to the notorious showman.
Lewis died at age 87 final month.
It was becoming that the rock ‘n’ roll founding father was honored on the nation awards present. A 2022 inductee into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame, Lewis is one among simply 16 folks to have been inducted into each the Nation and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame. He was additionally the final dwelling member of the very top notch of inductees into the Rock Corridor, who had been honored again in 1986.
Lewis wasn’t the one late legend honored on the present: The CMA Awards kicked off with a tribute to Loretta Lynn, who additionally died final month, at age 90. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire carried out the tribute, every performing solo Lynn songs earlier than coming collectively for her signature tune, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Discover the complete 2022 CMA Awards winners record right here.