CBS announces ‘Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute’

The Special Will Be Broadcast Later in 2018 on the CBS Television Network

Just two days after the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, the Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Ventures will celebrate the legendary career of five-time Grammy winner and 2000 MusiCares’ Person of the Year honoree Elton John, by presenting Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute. The live concert will be held Tuesday, January 30th at 8 pm ET at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The special will be broadcast later in 2018 on the CBS Television Network.

Grammy nominee Miley Cyrus, current Grammy nominee Kesha, two-time Grammy winner and current nominee Miranda Lambert, ten-time GRAMMY winner John Legend, two-time Grammy winners and current nominees Little Big Town, seven-time Grammy winner Chris Martin, Grammy winner and current nominee Maren Morris, four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith and four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban will pay tribute to John, who will also take the stage to perform a selection of hits from his highly acclaimed discography. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades,” says Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “His creativity, dynamic presence and melodic virtuosity have positioned him as a cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is pleased to honor his immeasurable contributions to the music community.”

“Elton John is an undeniable force within the music industry, and I can’t think of a better musician to honor at this special Grammy Salute,” comments Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. “We’re proud to pay tribute to his artistry and can’t wait to see what the participating musicians have in store for this momentous celebration of Elton’s work.”

Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute continues the tradition of previous Emmy-winning TV specials presented by CBS, the Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Ventures: Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert, Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute and The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 18th at noon ET and are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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