Country band The Chicks performed Olivia Newton’s solo song “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” from the movie Grease, as part of their recent concert in Washington, DC, on Saturday night.
The Dixie Chicks, formerly Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, took a break from their performance routine to pay tribute to Newton-John and invited audience members to “sing along”.
Olivia Newton-John, a beloved figure around the world, died last week, Maines told the public. “From about age four to twelve, I believed I was Olivia Newton-John, and after that all I wanted to do was be her. So we prepared a short song by Olivia Newton-John today during the sound check.”
As the band performed the moving ballad, a viewer recorded the action on camera. With a final tribute to the memory of the 4-time Grammy winner, Maines closed the concert.
Newton-John, a well-known actress and singer-songwriter, died Monday at the age of 73. The actress and singer-songwriter died early Monday “at her ranch in Southern California,” where she was “surrounded by family and friends,” according to a statement posted with a sweet photo of her on her official Instagram account. .
At this extremely trying time, we ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family, her husband, John Easterling, told Newton-social John’s media pages on Monday. “Olivia has been sharing her battle with breast cancer for over 30 years, serving as a symbol of victories and optimism.
The Olivia Newton-John Foundation fund, dedicated to the study of plant medicine and cancer, continues its pioneering work in plant medicine and therapeutic ideas. The family requests that any memorial contributions be donated to the @onjfoundation rather than flowers in their honor.”
After hearing about Newton’s passing at the age of 73, John Travolta offered a heartfelt remembrance of the actress, praising her “incredible” impact on the world.