The late icon returned to live television after seven years in "Singer Presents.... Elvis" on 3 December, 1968 and Shelton will join other artists in February (19) for the "Elvis All-Star Tribute Special".
50 years ago, Elvis Presley's Comeback Special aired on @nbc . And on February 17, I'll be hosting a special #ElvisAllStarTribute on the same network to honor The King! See y'all there. pic.twitter.com/EK1DWITnkw
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) December 3, 2018
"I've always wanted to do a tribute to these shows, and the 50th anniversary marks the perfect occasion," Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich says. "There are only a few moments in television history as iconic."
The official list of performers will be revealed next year (19), but it will reportedly include Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Adam Lambert, Dierks Bentley, the Pistol Annies, and John Fogerty. It will be co-hosted by Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie Presley, and her actress daughter Riley Keough and feature unique musical pairings like country star Keith Urban and rapper Post Malone, who collaborated on a song.