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Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone and More Set For NBC Elvis Tribute

Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone and More Set For NBC Elvis Tribute

Josh Groban, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley also expected to perform.
A huge roster of stars will to take on some of Elvis Presley’s most beloved songs on NBC’s upcoming Elvis All-Star Tribute, as the network announced on Tuesday (Jan. 8).

The Feb. 17 two-hour prime-time event — a tribute to the rock icon’s legendary ’68 Comeback Special — will be hosted by Blake Shelton and feature performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Yolanda Adams, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

The tribute, produced by Ken Ehrlich for AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC, will recreate the 1968 special and feature rare footage and interviews with wife Priscilla Presley, the original special’s director, Steve Binder, as well as a special appearance from daughter Lisa Marie Presley, according to a release announcing the show.

An accompanying album, The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special, will be released on Feb. 15 on RCA/Legacy Recordings, including the Elvis recordings and performances that inspired the special as well as the new version of “If I Can Dream.” The 15-track album of remastered performances will feature the “stand up” and “sit down” portions of the original ’68 special, plus three original studio recordings of songs that appear in the NBC special. Click here to pre-order the Best of the ’68 album.

Check out the list of performances set for the special below.

“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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January 8th, 2019

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