Country Stars Pay Tribute To Elvis

By: Cheryl Johnstone

10/1/2019

Country Music News

The Elvis All-Star Tribute will air February 17th on NBC. The show was taped in October, and features stars of various musical genres, including pop artists like Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Lambert, and Post Malone. Elvis’ widow Priscilla Presley will appear on the special, as will his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

The special, hosted by Shelton, will create the look and feel of The King’s legendary ‘68 Comeback Special, where he performed both stand-up, rocking numbers and a more intimate, stripped-down set wearing black leather.

Along with the special, an album called The Best of the ‘68 Comeback Special will be released on February 15th. It’ll include 15 Presley performances from the ‘68 broadcast, three studio recordings of songs that appear in the special, and a new version of “If I Can Dream,” feature Elvis’ original vocals plus those of Underwood, Mendes, Rucker, Shelton and Malone.

The List Of Performances Set For The Special 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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