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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 11: Blake Shelton appears backstage during The Elvis '68 All-Star Tribute Special at Universal Studios on October 11, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NBC)

Blake Shelton took to his socials today to share an interview he did when he filmed his part in the upcoming Elvis Presley Tribute, which airs on NBC on February 17th.

Blake said, “I think when I came out of the womb, you’re born knowing who Elvis is. The name Elvis is just a part of the fabric of humanity. You know he is, he just is this thing that exists in the air and contributed obviously so much to music, but I think he is the definition of what’s cool.”

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3,880 Likes, 80 Comments - Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) on Instagram: "#ElvisAllStarTribute. February 17th. @nbc - Team BS"

Blake will be hosting the “All-Star” Tribute to Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special” on February 17th on NBC to commemorate the special’s 50th Anniversary.

The original “Singer Presents…. Elvis” special aired on December 3, 1968. Later known as the “’68 Comeback Special,” the appearance marked Presley’s first live television performance since 1961 and featured the King, dressed in a black leather jumpsuit.

Here is a list of who is singing what on the February 17th special:

“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, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton

-Nancy Brooks

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