John Legend, Lainey Wilson, and More Pay Tribute To Elvis Presley
John Legend, Alanis Morissette, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Lainey Wilson, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, and The War And Treaty will join a star-studded lineup to celebrate the legacy of Elvis Presley and the spirit of the holiday season. The special, Christmas at Graceland, is set to air live on Wednesday, November 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and simulcast on Peacock.
The tribute to Elvis was filmed inside the Graceland estate. A press release says, “Through these spectacular performances, viewers will be invited to witness firsthand the legacy and spirit of this treasured family home.” The artists will also offer viewers an intimate look inside Graceland. They’ll also convey how Elvis inspired them through his love of Christmas, music, and song.
Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough (Emmy Award nominee, Daisy Jones & the Six) will make special appearances and serve as an executive producer.
Christmas at Graceland is the first televised concert from the estate and will feature never-before broadcast footage of Elvis.
Christmas at Graceland will air immediately following NBC’s presentation of Christmas in Rockefeller Center on November 29 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Kane Brown recently released a a cover of Elvis Presley's classic “Blue Christmas.” Elvis’ voice starts off the familiar song, and Kane’s voice comes in on the second verse.
Brown told us of the new cover, “I chose to cover ‘Blue Christmas’ because it was probably one of my favorite Christmas songs. I don’t have a lot. I used to sing it all the time whenever I was first coming up in the music scene, just while I was warming up and just playing around on stage, so when I got asked to do a Christmas song, of course, I’d have picked that one. And to reimagine it with Elvis is amazing.”
He added, “I heard it for the first time the other day, so just to hear me and Elvis on the same song is crazy. ”