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Earlier this month, music’s biggest stars came together for a special tribute to one of America’s most beloved artists: Elvis Presley.
The event on NBC marked the 50th anniversary of Presley’s ‘68 Comeback Special, and brought together talented artists from all genres to cover the King’s biggest hits.
But the highlight of the night was a duet featuring Presley himself, as modern technology let Blake Shelton “share the stage” with the rock and roll legend.
Shelton, with his guitar in hand, covered “Guitar Man” as a vintage clip of Presley joined in.
The country crooner tried his hand at another Elvis hit later in the show, with a soulful cover of Presley’s last American #1 hit, “Suspicious Minds.”
The Voice judge was just one of the celebrities in the star-studded special, as other greats like John Legend, Darius Rucker, Josh Groban, and Ed Sheeran took to the stage.
And even the stage itself was part of the tribute, recreating the intimate “music in the round” design of the original special.
Another highlight of the night was Carrie Underwood’s medley of Elvis’ Gospel hits with Yolanda Adams, which covered hits like “How Great Thou Art,” “He Touched Me,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Keith Urban, one of today’s biggest country stars, channeled the King for a pair of performances.
He rocked out with “Burning Love,” and then slowed things down for a duet with rapper Post Malone to “Baby, What You Want Me To Do.”
The special coincided with a new musical release from Presley, who still inspires a devoted fan following decades after his passing.
You can pick up the new album by clicking the link below:
Elvis collectors will be sure to pick up The Best of the ‘68 Comeback Special, a compilation album featuring tracks from the iconic special.