The Chicks Honor Olivia Newton-John With A Performance Of “Hopelessly Devoted To You”
The country group The Chicks recently performed in Washington, D.C., and included a song by Olivia Newton-John from the movie Grease, “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” as part of their set.
The Dixie Chicks, formerly known as Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, and Emily Strayer, interrupted their regularly scheduled performance to pay respect to Newton-John and encouraged the audience to “sing along.”
Maines informed the audience that Olivia Newton-John, a well-liked celebrity all around the world, passed away last week.
“I thought I was Olivia Newton-John for roughly four to twelve years, after which all I wanted to be was her. So, tonight at soundcheck, we composed a quick Olivia Newton-John song.
A bystander captured the group’s performance of the poignant ballad on camera. Maines concluded the performance with one last ode to the four-time Grammy winner.
A well-known actress and singer-songwriter by the name of Olivia Newton-John passed away on Monday at the age of 73.
According to a statement issued alongside a beautiful photo of her on her official Instagram, the actress and singer-songwriter passed away early on Monday “at her ranch in Southern California,” where she was “surrounded by relatives and friends.”
Her husband, John Easterling, posted on Monday on Newton-social John’s social media sites, “We ask that everyone maintain the family’s privacy during this tremendously challenging time.” For more than 30 years, Olivia has openly discussed her battle with breast cancer, serving as a symbol of triumph and hope.
Her pioneering work with plant medicine and therapeutic concepts is continued through the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, which is committed to researching plant medicine and cancer.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks that any memorial donations be made to the @onjfoundation.”
John Travolta gave a touching tribute to actress Katherine Newton after learning of her departure at age 73, praising her “wonderful” impact on the globe.