Keith Urban, Little Big Town Will Honor the Bee Gees at 2017 Grammys Special
Keith Urban and Little Big Town will help honor the Bee Gees at a special Grammys event on Feb. 14. The country artists are part of an all-star lineup of performers who will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary Saturday Night Fever soundtrack during Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees, which will take place two days after the 2017 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Joining Urban and LBT for the special Stayin’ Alive concert will be a host of pop, R&B and rock stars, including John Legend, Celine Dion, Nick Jonas, Pentatonix, Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato, DNCE and Andra Day. The performances will honor Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, together known as the iconic disco-pop group the Bee Gees. During their decades-long career, the trio earned five Grammy Awards as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award for their prolific discography, not the least of which is their 1977 soundtrack of original disco tracks for the film Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta. The film’s best known song, “Stayin’ Alive,” will be the centerpiece for the upcoming special event.
“The Bee Gees — Barry, Robin and Maurice — were international musical icons who helped make Saturday Night Fever an emblem of 1970s pop culture,” says Recording Academy President Neil Portnow. “With expert harmonies, undeniable groove and a personal charisma matching their onstage persona, the iconic band of brothers defined not just a genre, but a generation.”
Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees will be recorded live at LA’s Microsoft Theater and is set to air on CBS at a later date. The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and be available to stream online.
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