Carrie Underwood to Perform at the Emmys

Find out what the country princess will be doing on the big night

By Marc Malkin Sep 18, 2013 7:14 PMTags
Carrie Underwood, John F. Kennedy, JFKKevin Winter/Getty Images; KEYSTONE Pictures USA/

Get ready for Carrie Underwood at the Emmys.

The country hit maker is going to perform during Sunday's big show to honor the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov 22, 1963 and The Beatles' legendary performance on The Ed Sullivan Show just 80 days on after the president was killed.

Don Cheadle will introduce what has shaped up to be a very moving segment.

"To have an opportunity to look back at a time that represented television's finest hour in a program that celebrates so many of this year's achievements is what makes the Emmys special," executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement. "We are certain that viewers will enjoy this special tribute."

The year 1963 also marked the expansion of network newscasts from 15 minutes to a half hour and the FCC's approval of the remote control for home viewing.

As we first reported, Elton John will also perform at the Emmys. He'll be singing his new single, "Home Again," during a tribute to Liberace and HBO's biopic of the late entertainer, Behind the Candelabra.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris for the second time, the 65th Emmy Awards will be telecast live on CBS on Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.