B.B. King Memorialized in Grammy Tribute Featuring Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt

This past year, the music industry suffered the loss of several legends, including David Bowie and Glenn Frey. And to commemorate the legendary life of B.B. King, the Grammys appointed Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt.

King died on May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.

A stellar tribute to the great B.B. King. #GRAMMYspic.twitter.com/LvVv9DM4aQ

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 16, 2016

The blues legend earned a whopping 15 Grammys over the course of his life, beginning with his 1970 win for male R&B vocal performance of the year for “The Thrill Is Gone.” In 1987, he received the NARAS’s lifetime achievement Grammy. His last Grammy win was in 2008 for One Kind Favor, which won Best Traditional Blues Album.

.@ChrisStapleton makes the guitar sing #GRAMMYs

— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 16, 2016

Stapleton, who took home the best country album award for his 2015 masterpiece Traveller and best country solo performance earlier in the evening, rocked guitar and vocals.

He was joined on stage by Clark Jr. and Raitt who wowed the audience with an absolutely stunning homage featuring King’s “The Thrill Is Gone.”

This trio is doing B.B. King proud! #GRAMMYs

— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 16, 2016

The 58th annual Grammy awards aired live on Monday on CBS.

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