Friday, August 10, 2012

Lisa Marie Presley to make Grand Ole Opry debut

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, will be making her Grand Ole Opry debut on August 21. Her latest album, "Storm and Grace," is her debut on Universal Republic/XIX Recordings. It was produced by Grammy award winning producer T. Bone Burnett. It is an Americana style collection of music.

Elvis made his one and only Opry performance on Oct. 2, 1954. On that night, he sang his version of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky." When Elvis met Bill Monroe, Monroe ended up complimenting the new version. In fact, Bill Monroe would recut a new version with a similar sound.

Lisa Marie Presley is not the only artist outside country music to appear on the Grand Ole Opry Stage. Several U.S. Presidents, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Academy Award and Emmy winners, and world-famous journalists and sports figures. Most recently, Barry Gibb made his Opry debut on July 28.

Joining Lisa Marie Presley for the Grand Ole Opry will be Rascal Flatts, Del McCoury Band, and The Time Jumpers. To order tickets, you can call 1-800-SEE-OPRY or go online at