Carrie Underwood has total princess moment in sparkly ball gown at Kennedy Center Honors

Carrie Underwood is a country music queen and red carpet goddess, a fact that was further cemented by her most recent red carpet appearance at the 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday in Washington, D.C.

The 36-year-old joined the likes of Tom Hanks, The Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Steven Spielberg, Pierce Brosnan, Joseph Gordon Levitt and title characters from "Sesame Street" for a celebrity-studded evening packed with musical performances and speakers.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center on December 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center on December 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center on December 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center on December 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center on December 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
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Underwood, who arrived on the red carpet in a stunning metallic Fouad Sarkis ballgown, took the stage to honor Linda Ronstadt with a moving rendition of the singer's 1977 hit "Blue Bayou" and "When Will I Be Loved."

Later on in the evening, stars like John Legend, Ne-Yo, Cynthia Erivo and the Jonas Brothers rounded out a performance of "September" to mark Earth, Wind and Fire's induction. The award-winning threesome is the first African-American group to be inducted to the Honors.

It's been a big year for Underwood, who broke records with the release of her sixth album "Cry Pretty" and embarked on a worldwide tour for the album, co-hosted the Country Music Awards for the 12th time and welcomed her second son, Jacob, with husband Mike Fisher. 

“It’s kind of crazy to think, sometimes I will literally look at my husband and be like, ‘We have two sons. We have two kids. We’ve been married for nine years and we have two children. We live on a farm.’ Life is very different with two," she said in an interview this summer.

The celebration will air next Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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I feel like this picture pretty much sums up fatherhood! 😂 To all the frog catching, bedtime story reading, wrestling, diaper changing, outside playing, adventure seeking, tickling, cuddling, loving dads out there, Happy Father’s Day! @mfisher1212 your boys sure do love you and are are so lucky to have you! ❤️
Had some extra special help with sound check today, so tonight’s show is bound to sound amazing!!! 😍🎶🎤
We had a day off today and we were near @sesameplace so we took the boys! We all had so much fun! Isaiah got to see some of his furry monster friends and we got to watch him love every minute! I think even Jacob had fun! We rode rides, played games and even saw a parade! We already can’t wait to come back!!! Thanks to Dana and the staff for being so sweet to us! ❤️ #Elmo #CookieMonster #BigBird #SesameStreet
Want. To. Eat. These. Toes. 🦶
I can no longer tie my own shoes...So glad I have such sweet helpers! 💖
Even Santa’s helper gets a little tired getting ready for Christmas! 🎄❤️😴
This was about 30 seconds before I went on stage tonight...❤️❤️❤️ @hardrockhcac
Anyone see this on the bridge today? Isaiah wanted all the #CMAfest goers to feel welcome in our great city! 😂 #sweetboy #WelcomeToNashville
Prediction: This won’t end well...🤪
Fun fact: the only animal I do NOT like is a turtle. I’m fine with 🐍s and 🕷s and anything else that most people find scary, but 🐢s are NOT OK. (That said I’ll still pull my car over to help one cross the road...even though I don’t like it). I’m glad my son doesn’t share my feelings... #turtlesareweird #walkfaster #pleasedontbiteme
@mfisher1212 catching air... I’m next. 😂 Just kidding.
Just a typical Thursday night at the Fisher house...featuring Catboy, Gekko and Owlette! It's time to be a hero! #PJMasks
Love these farm boys!!! We went out to #LuckyLaddFarms today! What a sweet place...Isaiah had a blast!
Dear ladies, Make sure you marry someone who makes time to do the "hot dog dance" with your kid right before leaving for work! So sweet! ❤️❤️❤️
This pic... ❤️
Morning cartoons with Cousin Wesley...❤️ Wesley makes Isaiah look so big! I can only imagine the trouble these two are going to get into with the rest of their cousins in a few years!
My workout buddy...mama's in @caliabycarrie and the big man is in his fire truck PJs...whatever works! #StayThePath PS, please excuse my yoga form...I don't do much yoga, but like to stretch...
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