September 19, 2013


Carrie Underwood to Perform Special Tribute to '60s Music at Emmys

Jon LeMay/ABC via Getty Images
Jon LeMay/ABC via Getty Images

Carrie Underwood is traveling back in time for the 2013 Emmys. 

The country-pop singer will perform a "special tribute" to music of the 1960s at the 65th television ceremony this Sunday, September 22. 

The Emmys will honor the 50th anniversary of two '60s TV milestones: The Beatles' performance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 and the TV coverage of John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963. The segment will explore the tie between the two, but Underwood's role will be to honor the music of that time.

But which songs will she play? No. 1 hits in 1963 included classics like the Chiffons' "He's So Fine," the Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back" and Lesley Gore's "It's My Party." Louis Armstrong's "Hello, Dolly!," Mary Wells' "My Guy," and the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" all topped the charts in '64 (as did songs by Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, the Kinks, the Four Seasons, Dionne Warwick and more, so Underwood has a lot to choose from here). And maybe she'll even rock an Amy Winehouse-esque beehive too. One can only hope...