5-On the official Elvis Presley website, it was revealed that his ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, will be part of the special in an intimate interview. Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley, is also reportedly making a special appearance.
6-A tweet was posted shortly after the announcement including the all-star lineup of musicians. “We can’t help falling in love with these performers,” NBC wrote in reference to Presley’s 1961 smash hit version of Can’t Help Falling in Love. “Look who’s coming to NBC’s #ElvisAllStarTribute on Feb. 17,” the network added.
7-Many of the stars involved expressed their excitement over Twitter.
Adam Lambert teased his fans, asking them to guess which song he’d be performing. It was later revealed that he’ll be playing Blue Suede Shoes (1956).
8-Jennifer Lopez was quick to share the news, too. Her fans were ecstatic. Country star Keith Urban even gave a shout-out to Post Malone, writing: “Had the best time jamming with u Posty [sic] — let’s hit that again somewhere!” Tom Bukovac, Audley Freed, Roland Gajate Garcia, Terence Higgins, Kari Kimmel, Briana Lee, David Loucks, CJ Vanston and Brandon Winbush are credited as the part of the house band for the Elvis All-Star Tribute. To celebrate both the original and tribute performances, it was revealed that The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special album will be released on Feb. 15 by RCA/Legacy Recordings.
The album features 15 performances from the original ’68 Comeback Special. There will be four bonus tracks as well, including original studio recordings of three Presley hits: A Little Less Conversation, Suspicious Minds and Burning Love.
The final song, If I Can Dream, comes from the upcoming special. It features a collaborative performance by Underwood, Mendes, “Posty,” Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton alongside Presley’s original vocal track.➡️