Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill Join Tony Bennett for PBS Special
Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill were just two of the artists who performed with legendary singer Tony Bennett on his 'Duets II' album. The 17-song CD, which debuted at the top of the charts, featured collaborations with an eclectic list of performers including Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, John Mayer, Mariah Carey, Willie Nelson and the late Amy Winehouse. Now, those studio sessions will be made available to the viewing public, thanks to a PBS special slated to air later this month.
The hour-long program, which is part of the network's long-running 'Great Performances' series, captures the behind-the-scenes action of the 85-year-old singing in the studio with several of the singers featured on the album. As seen in the video player below, Faith performs 'The Way You Look Tonight' with the iconic crooner, while Carrie sings 'It Had to Be You' -- a tune she previously performed with Tony for an episode of 'Blue Bloods.'
'Duets II' is the follow-up album to the 15-time Grammy winner's 2006 million-seller, 'Duets: An American Classic,' which included performances by Tim McGraw, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Sting and the Dixie Chicks.
There's a good chance Tony will meet up with Carrie at the Grammy Awards in February, since the Oklahoma native is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for 'Mama's Song.' The octogenarian is nominated for three trophies, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
'Great Performances' featuring Tony Bennett and guests airs Friday, January 27. Check local listings here.
Watch Faith Hill Duet With Tony Bennett