John Legend, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, More to Perform at 'Christmas at Graceland' NBC Holiday Special

This year at Graceland, a handful of A-listers will make it feel as “If Every Day Was Like Christmas.”

John Legend, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, More to Perform at 'Christmas at Graceland' NBC Holiday Special
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An exciting slate of talent is set to perform at this year’s all-new NBC Christmas special — Christmas at Graceland — which honors the legacy of Elvis Presley and kicks off the holiday season, and can exclusively reveal the lineup.

Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Lainey Wilson, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone and The War and Treaty will perform live from the music legend’s iconic home in Memphis, Tennessee on Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock. 

The star-studded slate of pop singer-songwriters and country music stars will each perform a song that pays tribute to the “King of Rock ‘N’ Roll” and ushers in the holiday spirit, as they’ll also share how they found inspiration in Presley’s love of music and Christmastime. 

The upcoming TV event marks the first time the storied estate has opened its doors to host a televised concert. It’ll offer an inside look at Graceland and also feature never before broadcast footage of the late legend. 

The performers will also be joined by Emmy-nominated actress Riley Keough, daughter of the rocker and Priscilla Presley’s only child Lisa Marie Presley. 

Upon the announcement of Christmas at Graceland in September, the Daisy Jones and the Six star, 34, who is among the executive producers for the event, shared a statement in a press release.

“My family and I are elated to open the doors to Graceland in this first-of-its-kind special,” Keough said. “With intimate musical performances drawing inspiration from my grandfather Elvis’s cherished Christmases in Memphis, viewers will be invited to experience firsthand the magic that is Christmas at Graceland.”

Throughout his career, Presley became associated with the holiday season for both his original songs and renditions of Christmas classics, which remain seasonal staples today. The King released two full-length Christmas albums: 1957’s Elvis’ Christmas Album, featuring hits like “Blue Christmas,” and 1971’s Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas. He also famously released what’s become known as The Comeback Special in December 1968, which was supposed to be a traditional Christmas special, and he orchestrated it to be a more eclectic televised concert. 

Fans will be able to tune into Christmas at Graceland immediately after NBC’s long-running holiday tradition, the annual tree-lighting event and special Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Christmas in Rockefeller Center, which is hosted by Kelly Clarkson will feature performances from Cher, Chloe Bailey, Keke Palmer and many others, will air on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and simultaneously be broadcasted on Peacock.

Christmas at Graceland airs Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, also streaming live on Peacock.

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