The Recording Academy and CBS have just announced a new musical tribute to the Bee Gees that features several big artists. Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Celine Dion, Andra Day, John Legend and more will assemble to honor the legendary group.
Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Bee Gees massive Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
Though Urban and friends tape the special on Feb. 14, CBS won’t air the show until later this year. Barry Gibb, the sole surviving member of the Bee Gees, will sing a medley of hits from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. That album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978.
The record featured an astonishing six singles, including “Stayin’ Alive” and “If I Can’t Have You.” For a while, the album maintained the distinction of best-selling soundtrack of all time. Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb didn’t actually plan on making a soundtrack at the time.
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow emphasized the album’s importance in not just pop music, but American culture. “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,” Portnow says.
Others additions to the show’s lineup include Demi Lovato and the Pentatonix, both of whom recently dabbled in country. Lovato sang a duet with Brad Paisley while the Pentatonix landed a Grammy nomination for their “Jolene” rendition featuring Dolly Parton.
Amazingly, tickets to the show don’t cost too much. If you can make it to L.A. in time, tickets start at just $25.