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Say you are forty years old, own your own business, have a family, and live a great life. Can you imagine walking into a reunion and all anyone wants to discuss is your high school prom date? Or that time your mom made cupcakes for the whole third grade? Yes, you say, but you found a cure for cancer, located Hoffman, and you know who really shot JFK. "Sure, sure," someone says, "But those cupcakes were not that great." Their date adds, "What were you thinking, dating that Shmortemeirly kid?" Welcome to Lisa Marie Presley's life.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 9, 2012) Lisa Marie Presley is scheduled to make her debut on the Grand Ole Opry Tues., Aug. 21. Presley's current album, the Americana release Storm & Grace, is her debut on Universal Republic/XIX Recordings and was produced by 12-time Grammy®-winner T Bone Burnett, whose credits include the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack as well as Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Roy Orbison, and more.
Being the only child of rock 'n' roll's king has kept Lisa Marie Presley under a long shadow, but she's found ways to make her music stand out that don't involve her lineage or occasionally stormy personal life.
Born in Memphis in 1968, Presley was left fatherless after Elvis' death when she was just 9. The younger Presley didn't release her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, until 2003; it and its 2005 follow-up, Now What, were both favorably reviewed chart hits. After a long hiatus, Presley released a darker record called Storm & Grace in May.
Here, Presley performs live and discusses the enormous expectations she faces as Elvis' only child, as well as her collaborations with T-Bone Burnett and Richard Hawley.