Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines and LeAnn Rimes also joined in.
The upcoming telecast, airing on Friday evening, celebrates Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will join others in presenting New York’s favorite keyboardist with his prize.
The Gershwin Prize was first awarded to Paul Simon in May 2007, followed by Stevie Wonder in February 2009, Sir Paul McCartney in June 2010, the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David in May 2012, and to Carole King in 2013.
“Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize” airs Friday night at 9 p.m. on PBS.