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Music's biggest stars honor 'King of Rock 'N' Roll' in 'Elvis All-Star Tribute'

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Thu, Jan 10th 2019 04:10 pm
The 50th anniversary of the Elvis comeback special: Pictured, from left: Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Mac Davis, Don Was, Blake Shelton, Post Malone, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town. (NBC photo by Tyler Golden)
The 50th anniversary of the Elvis comeback special: Pictured, from left: Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Mac Davis, Don Was, Blake Shelton, Post Malone, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town. (NBC photo by Tyler Golden)

Airing Sunday, Feb. 17, on NBC

Yolanda Adams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban set to perform

To accompany telecast, Sony Music Entertainment will release ‘The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special,’ featuring original Elvis Performances, and ‘If I Can Dream’ by Elvis with new vocal performances from Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker & Blake Shelton

The music industry’s biggest stars, including Yolanda Adams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, will take the stage for NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute” on Sunday, Feb. 17 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).

The two-hour program will be hosted by Shelton and pay tribute to Elvis Presley’s “ ’68 Comeback Special,” recreating the iconic night with musical performances, a showcase of rare footage, and interviews with Priscilla Presley and Steve Binder (director of the original special), plus a special appearance from Lisa Marie Presley.

Musical performances will include:

  • “Trouble”/”Guitar Man” – Blake Shelton
  • “Hound Dog” – Shawn Mendes
  • “Burning Love” – Keith Urban
  • “Baby, What You Want Me to Do” – 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” – 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”) – Davis, Malone, Little Big Town, Rucker & 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, Underwood, Mendes, Malone, Rucker, Shelton

 

“Elvis: '68 Comeback Special”: Elvis Presley during his 1968 special on NBC. (Photo by Gary Null/NBC)

On Feb. 15, “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special,” the new companion album to NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute,” will be released by RCA/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

An ideal set for longtime Elvis fans and newcomers, “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” comprises the Elvis recordings and performances that inspired the upcoming tribute, and showcases a new version of the legendary closing number, “If I Can Dream,” as heard in the new special — featuring Elvis’ original vocals alongside new performances by Underwood, Mendes, Malone, Rucker and Shelton. The album features 15 remastered Elvis performances from the “stand-up” and “sit-down” shows filmed for the ’68 broadcast, plus three original studio recordings to represent songs that appear in the new special.

For more information about the album, visit https://Elvis.lnk.to/BestOf68InfoNP.

“The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” will be available in digital and CD formats and is ready for pre-order now: https://Elvis.lnk.to/BestOf68NP.

Follow and listen to official Elvis playlists: https://Elvis.lnk.to/ListenNP.

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