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Music’s Biggest Stars Honor “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’ Airing Sunday, Feb. 17 on NBC

Jan 08, 2019
Elvis All-Star Tribute

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 Are Set to Perform

To Accompany the 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 and 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 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

The two-hour program will be hosted by Blake 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, the 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” – 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, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood

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 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.

For more information about the album, visit https://Elvis.lnk.to/BestOf68InfoPR

“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/BestOf68PR

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

“Elvis All-Star Tribute” is being produced by Ken Ehrlich for AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich is one of event television’s most prolific producers, from the annual Grammy Awards telecast, which he has produced since 1980, to numerous single artist and event specials, including the Global Citizens Festival, which he produces for MSNBC.

Elvis Presley - The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special

Elvis Presley – The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special:

1. Trouble / Guitar Man (Opening)
2. Heartbreak Hotel (First “Stand Up” Show)
3. Hound Dog (Second “Stand Up” show)
4. All Shook Up (Second “Stand Up” show)
5. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Second “Stand Up” Show)
6. Jailhouse Rock (Second “Stand Up” Show)
7. Don’t Be Cruel (First “Stand Up” Show)
8. Blue Suede Shoes (Second “Sit Down” Show)
9. Baby, What You Want Me To Do (First “Stand Up” Show)
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (First “Sit Down” Show)
11. One Night (Second “Sit Down” Show)
12. Love Me Tender (First “Stand Up” Show)
13. Trying To Get To You (Second “Sit Down” Show)
14. Love Me (Second “Sit Down” Show)
15. Memories

Bonus Tracks:
16. A Little Less Conversation
RCA Victor single
17. Suspicious Minds
RCA Victor single
18. Burning Love
RCA Victor single
*19. If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood

*Previously Unreleased

Tracks 1-15 Recorded June 1968 at Western Recorders Hollywood, CA and NBC Studios, Burbank, CA for the Elvis (NBC TV Special)

Track 16 recorded March 1968 at Western Recorders Hollywood, CA
Track 17 recorded January 1969 at American Sound, Memphis, TN
Track 18 recorded March 1972 at RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA
Track 19 recorded October 2018 at Universal Studios, Universal City, CA

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