Martina Travels Back In Time For Elvis Christmas Duet
November 17, 2008 at 12:29 PM (PT)
USA TODAY has released a new video of RCA/NASHVILLE artist MARTINA McBRIDE "appearing" on stage with ELVIS PRESLEY during his 1968 "comeback" TV special. In the video, MARTINA and ELVIS duet on his classic tune, "Blue CHRISTMAS," which is featured on the new album, "ELVIS PRESLEY: CHRISTMAS Duets."
McBRIDE filmed her part of the video in front of a green screen, and it took four weeks to put everything together. Producer GEORGE FLANIGEN said, "There's a spot between (guitarist) SCOTTY MOORE and ELVIS that's open, like somebody should have been sitting there. We're like, 'We could probably figure a way to put her with ELVIS.' We scoured the footage and picked shots of ELVIS throughout the whole special to be able to put them together. There are shots where he and MARTINA share the frame, where he looks over at her, where she looks back at him and sings and smiles."
Check out the video and article on USA TODAY here. "Entertainment Tonight" will premiere it tonight (11/17). Check local listings for channels and showtimes. GAC-TV will begin airing it tomorrow (11/18). For more info visit www.gactv.com.
"ELVIS PRESLEY: CHRISTMAS Duets" also features artists like CARRIE UNDERWOOD, WYNONNA, LeANN RIMES, SARA EVANS and GRETCHEN WILSON singing CHRISTMAS songs with THE KING. The CD is available in stores now. For more info visit www.elvis.com.