Luminaries music, dance, theater, screen and TV got together on one stage to pay tribute to five Kennedy Center honorees including Merle Haggard according to CBS.

During the ceremony, he was honored with musical performances by longtime friends Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, as well as Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley.

Watch the Kennedy Honors tonight on CBS.