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Country stars take part in special Grammy tribute moments

Posted January 27th, 2014 @ 12:03pm

Miranda Lambert is honoring a Country Music Hall of Famer.  During Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony on CBS, the country star teamed up with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to pay tribute to the late Phil Everly with a performance of The Everly Brothers' classic, "When Will I Be Loved." 

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The event also featured a salute to country music's "outlaw" movement, featuring some of the pioneers of the style.  Lifetime Achievement Award winner Kris Kristofferson shared the stage with Willie Nelson to launch the segment with a performance of "Highwayman." 

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Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton then joined them, trading verses on Haggard's hit "Okie From Muskogee."  They also sang the Willie Nelson-Waylon Jennings hit "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys." 

The losses of country legends George Jones and Ray Price were also acknowledged during the ceremony.  

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