Talk about an all-star powerhouse female line-up! Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and Stevie Nicks joined together for a rousing tribute to Linda Ronstadt for the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Ronstadt retired in 2011 after revealing her battle with Parkinson’s Disease and was unable to attend the ceremony due to her difficulty in traveling. Ronstadt dominated radio in the 1970s with a string of huge hits. And, it was one of those hits that a young contestant by the name of Carrie Underwood chose to sing on Season 4 of American Idol — so it was especially fitting that Carrie was included in the superstar line-up to pay tribute.
Watch a younger pre-fame Carrie Underwood perform “When Will I Be Loved” (a huge hit for Ronstadt back in 1974) in American Idol competition:
Now watch Rock and Roll Hall Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt performing the song live in concert back in 1978: