December 19, 2013
Elvis fans can now purchase the new song written and performed by ABC's Nashville star Charles "Chip" Esten during the 2013 Lighting Ceremony at Elvis Presley's Graceland. All proceeds will benefit the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation. Fans can download "The Lights of Graceland" by visiting the iTunes store.
Inspired by his own love of the king, Esten performed "The Lights of Graceland" on Friday, November 22, as thousands of Elvis fans tuned in world-wide via LiveStream and hundreds gathered in the Graceland Plaza for the annual lighting ceremony. After being asked to flip the switch, Chip stated this was a dream come true and felt it was only necessary to honor the king with a special song.
Esten currently plays the lead role of Deacon Claybourne in the Emmy-nominated show "Nashville." During the first season, Esten performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the historic Ryman auditorium. He sings on the Season One Vol. 1 soundtrack, which has sold over 1.5 million tracks to date.
Fans can follow Elvis Presley's Graceland on LiveStream for more live events from Graceland or check out our new pages dedicated to the king's home by visiting Elvis Presley's Graceland on Facebook and @VisitGraceland on Twitter.