"We honor a king that we lost this year," Bonnie Raitt said in her introduction to the 2016 Grammy Awards's B.B. King tribute, a fittingly guitar-centric take on the King's classic, "The Thrill Is Gone." Chris Stapleton was joined by Gary Clark, Jr. and Raitt and together, the trio of country and blues masterminds gave the song the all-star treatment.
King's version, released in 1969, hit No. 15 on the Hot 100 in 1970 and became one of his most beloved singles. The song, as well as most of his catalog, was brought back into the spotlight under tragic circumstances after the King of Blues died last May.