By Maxim Mower
When paying tribute to the King, you undoubtedly need a royal roster of artists on the bill - and it's safe to say NBC have delivered exactly this with their 2023 Christmas at Graceland line-up.
In addition, country music's newest member, Post Malone, will take the stage for a keenly awaited homage to Elvis Presley, as will Kane Brown, Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Lana Del Rey and The War and Treaty.
Although it's yet to be confirmed what each artist will be performing, given the fact that the Christmas at Graceland special will serve as a celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis, we're expecting the song choices to be taken straight from the King's stellar discography.
The NBC show will be streamed from inside the Graceland estate, which was once Elvis’ home in Memphis, Tennessee, but now acts as a museum dedicated to the ‘All Shook Up’ hitmaker.
Speaking ahead of the announcement, executive producer and Elvis’ granddaughter, Riley Keough, underlined her excitement heading into the Christmas at Graceland TV show, “My family and I are elated to open the doors to Graceland in this first-of-its-kind special. With intimate musical performances drawing inspiration from my grandfather Elvis’s cherished Christmases in Memphis, viewers will be invited to experience firsthand the magic that is Christmas at Graceland”.
Jen Neal, Executive Vice President of Live Events and Specials for NBCUniversal Media Group, echoed Riley's enthusiasm, “To celebrate the holidays at Graceland, and be a part of the King’s legacy, is both an honor and absolute dream come true. We thank Riley and her family for allowing all of us to visit her grandfather’s iconic home and share an intimate musical experience that Elvis would’ve truly loved”.
NBC's Christmas at Graceland TV Special will air on Wednesday, November 29th 2023 at 10/9c, following straight after NBC's much-loved Christmas in Rockefeller Center.
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