Best Supergroup: Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood and Sheryl Crow
Linda Ronstadt couldn't attend her induction due to an ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease. But five of her famous fans filled the void (and then some), covering Ronstadt's signature tunes. Underwood belted "Different Drum"; Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris harmonized beautifully on "Blue Bayou," and Sheryl Crow was very good on "You're No Good." Stevie Nicks — who, backstage, referred to the fivesome as "Linda's Girls" and talked about how Ronstadt had inspired her as a teenager — killed on "It's So Easy." Then, everyone (plus the Eagles' Glenn Frey, who inducted Ronstadt) joined together for "When Will I Be Loved," an Everly Brothers tune Ronstadt covered on her hit 1974 album Heart Like a Wheel. Throughout the set, the singing was bold, brassy and spot-on, as if each performer was terrified to let Linda down. Suggestion: Call these ladies the Duchesses of September and take this show on the road.