On February 17th, The "King of Rock n' Roll" Elvis Presley will be saluted on NBC’s Elvis All-Star Tribute. The show, hosted by Blake Shelton, will feature performances by John Fogerty, Mac Davis, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Yolanda Adams, Little Big Town, Shawn Mendes, and others.
The two-hour special pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s groundbreaking '68 Comeback Special by "recreating the iconic night with musical performances, a showcase of rare footage and interviews with Priscilla Presley and Steve Binder, the director of the original special, plus a special appearance from Lisa Marie Presley."
Just prior to the show airing, on February 15th The Best Of the ’68 Comeback Special, the new companion album to NBC’s Elvis All-Star Tribute will be released. According to the press release, "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 Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker and Blake 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.
The Elvis All-Star Tribute 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 AnniesHits Medley (“That’s All Right,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Blue Suede Shoes”) - Mac Davis, Post Malone, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker & Blake SheltonGospel 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