Aug 22, 2013
by: FOX 11 Web Staff
Written by: Stormy Curry, Writer / Producer
It's been seven years since Lisa Marie Presley has released a new album...but now she's back in force. "Storm & Grace" is her newest one and she's playing the El Rey Theatre September 1. Steve and Maria asked her about the hiatus. she says it was about dealing with a lot of changes in her life.
"A lot of taking things apart and putting them back together, sort of starting from ground zero and redirecting a lot of things, refocusing."
Presley's latest songs have an Americana flavor, something she says was done by design. She also discusses teaming up with award winning musician and record producer T-Bone Burnett.
"The flavor was already in the demos...he comes in and adds all the icing to the cake and the bells and whistles and he has his take."
She also talks about being the daughter of a legend and playing music in his shadow.
"I know I have to prove myself, I know I have to win them over and do what I have to do and it's always fun..."
Presley also talks about her father and says she and the family still go to Graceland several times a year, including Thanksgivings.
"We try to keep it very homey...it can shut down easily and nicely and turn tight back into a home at night."
Presley also talks about the mischief she got into as a kid living at Graceland.
"We were in so much trouble all the time...throwing pool balls at each other...I would take a golf cart and run it through a fence. Nobody was ever watching us."
Fun Facts About Lisa Marie Presley:
- She is the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
- As sole heir to Elvis' estate, Presley is the owner of Graceland, the Memphis mansion where her father lived, now a major tourist attraction. She has conducted a long career in the music business and has issued several albums and videos. Her work as vocalist and lyricist has ranged across country, blues and folk.
- On April 8, 2003, Presley released her debut album, To Whom It May Concern. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold in June 2003.
- Presley appeared in Michael Jackson's 'You Are Not Alone' video in June 1995, directed by Wayne Isham.
Lisa Marie Presley continues to be involved, as does her mother Priscilla. Lisa Marie Presley retains 100% sole personal ownership of Graceland Mansion itself and its over 13-acre original grounds and her father's personal effects – meaning costumes, wardrobe, awards, furniture, cars, etc. She has made the mansion property and her father's personal effects permanently available for tours of Graceland and for use in all of EPE's operations.
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