President George W. Bush with the award winners
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to artists for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. The award is presented annually since 1978 at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. On December 04, 2005, Tony Bennett, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford and Tina Turner were awarded by the President of the United States, George W. Bush.
Tina’s friend Oprah Winfrey did the very personal speech before Al Green performed his song and Tina’s comeback single Let’s Stay Together and Queen Latifah her first #1 single with What’s Love Got To Do With It. After that, Beyoncé did a wonderful performance of the classic Proud Mary and paid tribute to the two Tina’s in her life - her mother and Tina Turner. This performance led to, that Tina performed together with Beyoncé three years later at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards „Proud Mary“ again.