LISA MARIE PRESLEY DUETS WITH FATHER IN NEW VIDEO "I LOVE YOU BECAUSE,"
PREMIERING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th ON CMT AND CMT.COM
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NASHVILLE – Monday, October 15, 2012 – Lisa Marie Presley will world premiere her new video "I Love You Because," an emotional duet with her late father Elvis Presley, on CMT and CMT.com on Thursday, October 18th during the 8 and 10 a.m. ET/PT music hours. At the suggestion of renowned producer T-Bone Burnett, Lisa recorded the Elvis song in August for the 35th anniversary of her father's death. The video was only intended to be viewed by some 25,000 fans in attendance at the 35th Anniversary Concert at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, but following a warm reception by fans, Presley agreed to share the video with CMT.
Having a celebrity parent, history suggests, can be a terrible burden to bear – not least since nowadays, the popstar offspring that eschews showbiz in favour of a "proper" job is a rarity. And as celebs go, they don't come much bigger than Elvis, not so much a star as a figure of mythic proportions, his earthly domain preserved in all its kitsch glory like an outsize reliquary of postwar American aspiration.
Lisa Marie Presley performs her first UK gig despite suffering from a cold
She relocated to the English countryside just over two years ago so its no surprise that Lisa Marie Presley was excited about performing her first gig in her adopted home country.
The only daughter of Elvis Presley, who decided to shun the LA lifestyle and make rural East Sussex her home, took to the stage at Bush Hall in Shepherd's Bush on Thursday night, despite being under the weather.
Performing her own tracks and dueting with British singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, Lisa Marie wowed the audience in her highly anticipated first UK gig.
It's Lisa Marie Presley's first ever UK gig and she is battling a cold. But having spent 44 years in the shadow of a rock'n'roll revolutionary and surviving a marriage to the King of Pop, she's not about to let a bit of phlegm get to her.
Her nerves, though, just might. The glamour of her black and satin outfit and perfectly coiffured tumbling tresses can't hide the terror in those so-familiar, kohl-ringed eyes as she starts to sing. Feline and wary, by the closing notes of opener So Long, her relief is palpable.