Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was just 9-years-old when her father died. She, however, followed in his footsteps and grew up to become a singer in her own right.
In April 2003, she released her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” and it peaked at number five on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Several weeks later, the album was certified gold.
Presley’s music showcased both her singing and songwriting talent and opened up opportunities for future albums. She released her second album, “Now What,” in 2005 and a third, “Storm and Grace,” was released seven years later. The record was critically acclaimed and some critics even described it as a “masterpiece.”
Throughout her music career, Presley collaborated with many famous artists, including Pat Benatar, Bonnie Raitt, and Michael Bublé. But there was one person she never had the chance to sing with – her father.
So in 2007, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Elvis’s death, Presley released a duet with her deceased father. Presley recorded an emotional version of her father’s 1969 hit, “In The Ghetto,” and shot a video that made it look like the pair were in the same room.
Turns out, “In The Ghetto” wasn’t the only duet Presley recorded with her father posthumously.
Back in 1997, a 28-year-old Presley paid tribute to Elvis by singing “Don’t Cry Daddy” alongside him.
Presley recorded a music video for the moving duet, featuring photos and footage of the King performing the track. The father-daughter duo appear to be singing next to each other, and despite the lyrics saying “don’t cry,” you can’t help but shed some tears.
The video is a bittersweet example of what could’ve been had Elvis been alive when Presley was kick-starting her career. They would’ve probably made some beautiful music together.
Still, it’s amazing that technology is able to help Presley achieve her dream of singing with her beloved father in one of the best Elvis tributes we’ve seen. There’s no doubt that she has inherited her father’s talent. We’re all shook up just hearing them sing together.
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