A host of country and Nashville-related artists will appear with the legendary Tony Bennett for the January PBS special Tony Bennett: Duets II, a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of his acclaimed album Duets II.
Joining Bennett for performances of his greatest hits are Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Alejandro Sanz and more. The special is being shown as part of PBS’ Great Performances Series, and features stars singing with Bennett on his greatest hits during the Duets II recording sessions. In Music City, several sessions took place at Ben’s Studio on 17th Ave. S.
Highlights include Bennett and Faith Hill on “The Way You Look Tonight,” as well as Amy Winehouse’s final recording on “Body & Soul.” Full song program is included below.
Released in September 2011, Duets II topped sales charts and earned heaps of critical praise. It is currently nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).
Tony Bennett: Duets II is scheduled to air Friday, January 27. Check local listings for time.
“The Lady Is a Tramp” (Lady Gaga)
“One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)” (John Mayer)
“Body and Soul” (Amy Winehouse)
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (Michael Bublé)
“Blue Velvet” (k.d. lang)
“How Do You Keep the Music Playing” (Aretha Franklin)
“The Girl I Love” (Sheryl Crow)
“On the Sunny Side of the Street” (Willie Nelson)
“Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” (Queen Latifah)
“Speak Low” (Norah Jones)
“This Is All I Ask” (Josh Groban)
“Watch What Happens” (Natalie Cole)
“Stranger in Paradise” (Andrea Bocelli)
“The Way You Look Tonight” (Faith Hill)
“Yesterday I Heard the Rain” (Alejandro Sanz)
“It Had to Be You” (Carrie Underwood)