Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood + More Join Elvis Presley ‘All-Star Tribute’ Lineup
Late in 2018, Keith Urban discussed a collaboration he'd done with rapper Post Malone in honor of the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself, Elvis Presley, for the TV special Elvis All-Star Tribute, which was scheduled to air early in 2019. Now, we have more details about special, which will be broadcast on NBC on Feb. 17 at 9PM ET.
In addition to Urban and Malone's performance of Presley's 1968 song "Baby, What You Want Me to Do," a slew of country artists and musicians from a variety of other genres will hit the stage. Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, the Pistol Annies, Dierks Bentley, Jennifer Lopez and Ed Sheeran are just a selection of the entertainers set to perform their own renditions of some of Presley's most-beloved hits during the special.
Blake Shelton will take on hosting duties during the two-hour event, in addition to performing the 1968 Presley track "Trouble"/"Guitar Man," his 1969 hit "Suspicious Minds" and contributing to a number of medleys over the course of the evening.
Many of the tracks showcased during the special were sourced from Presley's iconic "'68 Comeback Special," when the legendary singer made his triumphant return to the stage with an NBC TV special after a period of focusing on his film career. A new album, The Best of the '68 Comeback Special, will be released on Feb. 15 via RCA/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony, as a companion to the All-Star Tribute. The album will be available on digital and CD formats and is available for pre-order here.
In addition to an expansive musical showcase, the event will also feature rare interviews and footage of Presley's wife, Priscilla Presley, as well as Steve Binder, who directed the original "'68 Comeback Special." Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, will also make an appearance.