The 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony aired on television last night, and the musicians recognized were Sting and Al Green. They were both treated to covers of their songs by a cadre of famous musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Bruno Mars. The cast of Sting’s musical The Last Ship even came out during Mars’ Police medley. Springsteen covered “I Hung My Head,” a song from Sting’s 1996 album Mercury Fallen that has also been covered by Johnny Cash. Back when Springsteen was given the honor in 2009, Sting performed “The Rising,” so things have come full circle. Watch Springsteen’s and Mars’ performances below.
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