On Tuesday night (Aug. 21), Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut, putting her in a tie with her late father, Elvis Presley, in terms of the number of times -- exactly once -- that they both performed on stage at the venerable institution. When asked about the impending Opry appearance while in Memphis for Elvis Week last week (Aug. 16 marking the 35th anniversary of Elvis' death at age 42), Lisa says she told fans that she hoped to break with family tradition. "I'm hoping that I'm not told to take up truck driving," she said, reopening the history books to Oct. 2, 1954. On that night, after his Opry guest spot, Elvis was told he might want to consider returning to Memphis and his job driving a delivery truck. Although he was, by all accounts, shattered at that advice, he obviously rebelled against it -- and changed the world forever in the process.
Lisa Marie Presley Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut August 21
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2012) Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut last night and wowed the sold-out audience by performing three songs from her current album, the Americana release Storm & Grace. Presley came on stage to a rousing welcome from the audience and immediately launched into "Over Me" followed by "Storm of Nails" and "Weary."
If Elvis Presley is "the King," then "the Princess" made her Grand Ole Opry debut in Nashville this week. Lisa Marie Presley performed songs from her newest album, Storm & Grace, on the legendary stage of the Grand Ole Opry House for an enthusiastic audience.