Keith Urban and Little Big Town will show how deep their love is for one of music’s most legendary acts during a special GRAMMY salute next month. The Recording Academy will honor five-time GRAMMY-winning family band the Bee Gees with a television special entitled Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees.
The special will tape during a live concert event at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Feb. 14.
“The Bee Gees—Barry, Robin, and Maurice—were international musical icons who helped make Saturday Night Fever an emblem of 1970s pop culture,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy in a statement (quote via Billboard). “With expert harmonies, undeniable groove, and a personal charisma matching their on-stage persona, the iconic band of brothers defined not just a genre, but a generation. I’m looking forward to celebrating one of the most famous soundtracks ever produced and reliving Saturday Night Fever, once again.”
“The Bee Gees created many of pop music’s most memorable anthems and to be able to gather some of music’s brightest lights together to salute this great legacy is very exciting to me,” added Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. “Presenting new versions of these great songs promises an evening of true highlights, both for the artists themselves and millions of music fans. I’m proud to share a 42-year connection with Barry and his brothers and look forward to helping to create an amazing night of music and memories.”
In addition to Urban and Little Big Town, Andra Day, Celine Dion, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Pentatonix and many others have also been confirmed to take the stage.
The concert will serve as a celebration for the 40th anniversary of the group’s Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb will be on hand to perform some of the songs from the album, which was crowned Album of the Year at the 21st Annual GRAMMY Awards in 1979.
Tickets for Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees are available on axs.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The special will broadcast on CBS later this year.