LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandi Carlile paid tribute to John Prine, Bruno Mars celebrated Little Richard and Lionel Richie honored Kenny Rogers during an in memoriam segment on Sunday night’s Grammy Awards that featured an especially long list of names after a year of the coronavirus pandemic.
In one of four performances interspersed between the names and faces in the montage of the past year’s dead, Carlile sang “I Remember Everything” for Prine, one of the musical artists lost to the coronavirus, along with country singers Charley Pride and K.T. Oslin, musician and composer Adam Schlesinger, folk singer Trini Lopez and many others.
Earlier Sunday, Prine won two posthumous Grammys for best American roots song and best American roots performance, a year after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys.
Carlile told The Associated Press that it didn’t bother her to be performing without an audience at the pandemic-restricted Grammys because “this time I’m just performing for John Prine. It’s just for John, and I know he’s there.”