Gospel singer, CeCe Winans helped to honor the legendary Cicely Tyson at the Kennedy Center Honors which aired last week, with an anointed rendition of “Blessed Assurance”
The singer performed the classic song “Blessed Assurance” as a tribute to the legendary actress Cicely Tyson. Different stars who have been involved within the tribute included Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, & Tyler Perry. “I really like you @IAmCicelyTyson ? Congratulations on your deserved & overdue #KCHonors XOXOXOXOX It was such a privilege to be there for you,” Kerry wrote on Twitter the night the show aired. …
CeCe’s rendition of the song evoked tears and a standing ovation.
Honoree Cicely Tyson, 90, to whom the tribute was dedicated, can be seen on her feet, weeping, and smiling as Winans is singing, backed by Terence Blanchard and the Cicely Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts Choir.
“A beautiful night for a beautiful woman!” wrote Winans, 51, on Facebook.