Many of music’s biggest stars will help honor the King of Rock & Roll during the NBC special, Elvis All-Star Tribute. Hosted by Blake Shelton, the television special will feature performances from Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, Yolanda Adams, Alessia Cara, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Post Malone and Shawn Mendes.
The Elvis All-Star Tribute comes 50 years after Presley’s own ’68 Comeback Special, which aired on NBC in 1968.
“I can remember sitting in front of my television set and watching the Elvis special,” says producer Ken Ehrlich. “I already knew that I could never do what he did as an artist, but seeing that show had a great deal to do with my dreams of having a career in television production.”
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In addition to musical performances, the special will include rare footage of Presley, as well as interviews from those closest to him, including Priscilla Presley and the director of the original special, Steve Binder.
Upon its debut on Dec. 3, 1968, Presley’s telecast was his first live TV performance since 1961. It was wildly popular with fans nationwide and became the No. 1-rated show on NBC that season.
Tune in to the Elvis All-Star Tribute on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 9 to 11 p.m. EST/PST.
Musical performances will include:
“Trouble”/”Guitar Man” – Blake Shelton
“Hound Dog” – Shawn Mendes
“Burning Love” – Keith Urban
“Baby, What You Want Me to Do” – Keith Urban & Post Malone
“Jailhouse Rock” – John Fogerty
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Ed Sheeran
“Always on My Mind” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Heartbreak Hotel” – Jennifer Lopez
“One Night” – Darius Rucker
“Suspicious Minds” – Blake Shelton
“Love Me Tender” – Alessia Cara
“Memories” – Mac Davis
“A Little Less Conversation” – John Legend
“Are You Lonesome Tonight” – Little Big Town
“Blue Suede Shoes” – Adam Lambert
“Love Me” – Pistol Annies
Hits Medley (“That’s All Right,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Blue Suede Shoes”) – Mac Davis, Post Malone, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker & Blake Shelton
Gospel Medley (“How Great Thou Art,” “He Touched Me,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carrie Underwood & Yolanda Adams
“Little Sister” – Dierks Bentley
“It’s Now or Never” – Josh Groban
“If I Can Dream” – Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton
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