Country Stars Duet With Elvis For New Christmas Album
August 5, 2008 at 8:19 AM (PT)
RCA/NASHVILLE artists MARTINA McBRIDE and SARA EVANS, CURB/NASHVILLE's LeANN RIMES, COLUMBIA/NASHVILLE artist GRETCHEN WILSON and ARISTA/NASHVILLE star CARRIE UNDERWOOD are just a few of the Country's finest that will be singing classic holiday songs with ELVIS PRESLEY for a new "Duets" CD.
SONY BMG will release "ELVIS PRESLEY CHRISTMAS Duets" on OCTOBER 14th. The album was recorded with the "most advanced and sophisticated audio technology available" so that the songs would be fitted for singing with ELVIS himself.
SONY BMG/NASHVILLE Chairman JOE GALANTE said: "There has been tremendous excitement from the many artists contributing their voices to these ELVIS CHRISTMAS classics. We believe ELVIS fans will truly enjoy these unique collaborations while introducing ELVIS's holiday classics to the many fans of his duet partners."
Sample tracks from the album will be previewed AUGUST 14th during "ELVIS Week" in MEMPHIS at the ELVIS INSIDERS CONFERENCE. Visit www.elvisweek.com for more information.
In other PRESLEY news, CMT will be running a week of programming that pays homage to "the KING," beginning with the premiere of "ELVIS: Viva LAS VEGAS" on MONDAY, AUGUST 11th at 8p (ET/PT). That next day (8/12) the DVD of the program will be released exclusively to WAL-MART and SAM's CLUB stores that features rarely seen footage of ELVIS performing in LAS VEGAS and interviews with those closest to him.
CMT will be covering events during ELVIS WEEK in MEMPHIS (AUGUST 9th-17th) on "CMT Insider" and "CMT's Top 20 Countdown." To conclude the week, the ELVIS movie "Jailhouse Rock" will be shown on AUGUST 16th at 3:30p and 10p (ET/PT). For more info, visit www.cmt.com.