The only daughter of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Lisa Marie Presley has released her third album, Storm and Grace, a raw, powerful country disc that embraces her Southern Roots.
Critics have described it as ‘the album she was born to make’.
Lisa Marie, 44, said her famous name has not made things easier for her in the music business: “You know it would have definitely been easier for me to take up nursing or planting or truck driving even. But music has been important for me and so has writing my whole life. And so even before I think I was aware of my father.”
This year was the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ death. Lisa Marie and her mother Priscilla Presley paid a surprise visit to Graceland, Lisa Marie’s childhood home.
She spoke about growing up with Elvis.
“I have lots of memories. Mostly just a lot of them were being alone with him upstairs and I had my bedroom and he had his bedroom. He would kind of put up a station in my room — chair, table, TV, so he would sit in there. I think he kind of sought refuge in my bedroom. It was kind of a safe place for him to be, so he was there all hours of the day and night. I could wake up and find him sitting in there and we would chat — he would be watching TV and I liked that he was in there.”
Storm and Grace will be released in the UK – where Lisa Marie and her family now live – next week.