Throwback To When Post Malone, Blake Shelton, And Friends Rocked “Blue Suede Shoes”

Tyler Golden / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Blake Shelton took center stage to host the unforgettable Elvis All-Star Tribute on NBC in 2019.

The fun event took fans on a journey through some of Elvis Presley’s most iconic hits, including Shelton’s riveting rendition of “Suspicious Minds,” which seamlessly blended rock and country vibes.

But the real showstopper was Shelton’s cover of “Blue Suede Shoes.”

Shelton didn’t tackle this Elvis classic alone; he was joined by none other than Post Malone, supported by several country stars, including Little Big Town and Darius Rucker. Their performance was a delightful fusion of rock-and-roll spirit and country soul that left fans of both genres cheering.

Thanks to the ever-reliable YouTube algorithm, this electrifying performance from February 2019 has resurfaced.

The energy that night sure was crazy, and bringing Post Malone along was just the cherry on top. Malone brought his unique flair to the stage, dressed in a striking yellow suit and channeling his inner Elvis with some smooth, iconic moves.

For those who may not know, “Blue Suede Shoes” was originally written and performed by Carl Perkins in 1955. Elvis Presley’s 1956 rendition catapulted the song to new heights, making it a crossover hit that simultaneously charted on the US Pop, Country, and R&B charts—a rare feat at the time.

Intriguingly, the song has roots in a conversation between Perkins and Johnny Cash, although there’s been some debate about this origin story. Regardless, it’s a track steeped in rich musical history.

Fast-forward to today, and Post Malone now has carved his niche in the country music scene.

On June 18, Post Malone confirmed the release date for his debut country album!

He also recently topped the charts with his duet with Morgan Wallen, “I Had Some Help.” He also has a brand-new song out with Blake Shelton called “Pour Me A Drink.” Malone and Shelton first debuted their new track during CMA Fest last month.

John Shearer / Getty Images

RELATED: Carly Pearce Shares Her Opinion On Post Malone’s Transition To Country

Their new duet makes Malone’s 2019 performance with Shelton even more special—a full-circle moment for the genre-blending artist.

If you haven’t seen their performance of “Blue Suede Shoes” yet, or if you’re ready to relive it, now’s the perfect time. Whether you’re a die-hard country fan, a rock-and-roll aficionado, or just someone who loves good music, this performance is a must-watch!

Want to save this article?

Get this sent to your inbox, plus, get new articles & videos from us every week!

Sponsors / Partners

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info

Unapologetically Country

Receive daily updates with the best country music videos, news, and more!