Wednesday night (Nov. 29), Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Lainey Wilson, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone and The War And Treaty performed in the first-ever concert broadcast live from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s iconic Memphis home—the all-new, unprecedented special Christmas at Graceland televised on NBC and simulcast on Peacock.
The industry’s top artists offer an intimate look inside Graceland. They convey how Elvis inspired them through his love of Christmas. Between the one-of-a-kind performances, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi and Cher recall their favorite childhood memories of Elvis.
Inside the estate, Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough (Emmy Award nominee, Daisy Jones & the Six), acted as the night’s emcee. Through these spectacular performances, viewers witness firsthand the legacy and spirit of this treasured family home.
“This is like the manifestation of a dream completely come true,” singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey told Keough. Their post-performance chat was held inside the idyllic Graceland kitchen. Rey had one of the more impressive and moody segments, covering Elvis’ cover of the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody.”
Lainey Wilson energetically opens Christmas at Graceland in her pink Cadillac. She sings a red rocker cover of “Santa Claus Is Back In Town.“ Before leaving in the same pink Cadillac, Kacey Musgraves ends the show with a beautiful rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on the mansion’s front porch.
Other show-stopping performances include The War And Treaty’s vocal tornado of “If I Can Dream,” Post Malone’s acoustic swimming pool cover of “Devil In Disguise,” and Kane Brown‘s velvety-soft rendition of “Blue Christmas.”
Post Malone perfectly summarizes the jolly mood before diving into the pool: “Christmas is bad a**!”
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