Duets With Dad Premiere On CMT This Week

The singer has always tried to pave her own path, but at age 44, it looks like she wants to embrace her legacy. She is releasing a video in which she sings one of her famous father's songs along with him.

Lisa Marie Presley

It's hard to believe, but Lisa Marie Presley is now two years older than her father Elvis was when he died, and she now fully understands the weight of her last name.

"When Lisa Marie Presley said she was done fighting her legacy as the only child of rock 'n' roll king Elvis, she apparently meant it," said Reuters.

She did this by first performing at the concert commemorating the 35th anniversary of her father's death. And now she'll be releasing a video of her new song — rather, duet — with Elvis Presley.

"Presley... recorded 'I Love You Because' in July 1954 at Sun Studio in Memphis, the same time he recorded 'That's All Right,'" Reuters said.

The song ended up on his first album, but producer Sam Phillips didn't feel it was right for his first single.

Lisa Marie's collaboration was not exactly planned.

"Presley... recorded her vocals to the song in August at the suggestion of producer T-Bone Burnett, as a special song for fans," said Reuters.

She then performed it at the anniversary concert in August, where 25,000 people heard it, but she never expected anything to happen with the song after that. But then, the singer decided to make a video for the song.

"We were really moved when we saw this video," Leslie Fram, CMT's senior vice president of music strategy, told Reuters. "Lisa Marie and her team were thrilled and so gracious to allow this to be shared."

Other Presley family members, including Lisa Marie's kids, will appear in the video. Photos of Lisa Marie with Elvis will also appear.

CMT and CMT.com will be debuting the video on Thursday, Oct. 18, but you can buy the single digitally on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The full video will be available on iTunes on Oct. 25.

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Comments on "Lisa Marie Presley sings with Elvis in new video"

barbara woods March 04, 2014 | 2:55 PM

LOVED THE VIDEO N IT WAS VERY WELL DONE. CONGRADULATIONS LISA MARIE, I HAVE ALL YOUR CD'S N LOVE THEM. WAITING FOR THE NEXT ONE, HOPE IT IS SOON. YOU REALLY HAVE A UNIQUE STYLE N YOU REALLY SHOW CASE IT WELL. (DNA PRESLEY BLOODLINE ROCKS IN YOU GIRL. WAITING FOR THE NEXT CD N VIDEOS. THANKS WE LOVE YOU

fran woodard January 15, 2013 | 10:00 PM

your dad would be so proud of you

Christine E. Fox October 22, 2012 | 4:53 AM

I just heard your duet w/ your Dad, and I love it. The harmony is awesome. I hope more people will listen to Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley-the song is "I Love You Because". It is a perfect song for them, and the video fits right in. You are a "10" Lisa!

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