Kacey Musgraves Sports Bouffant Hair For Timeless Performance Of Elvis Classic At Graceland

“Such an unforgettable night being in that time capsule of a house,” Musgraves shared following her performance.

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Lauren Jo Black

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November 30, 2023

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Kacey Musgraves; Photo by: Katherine Bomboy/NBC

Kacey Musgraves delivered a stunning rendition of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” live on NBC’s Christmas at Graceland special on Wednesday (Nov. 29). 

Accompanied by a grand piano, the six-time GRAMMY winner mesmerized viewers with her pristine vocals as she belted out the lyrics to the Elvis Presley classic. Her performance began with a view inside the stunning colonial-style Graceland mansion where she was seen signing a Christmas card. The Texas native then makes her way outside to the front of the home as she begins to sing. 

Photos And Videos Of Elvis Were Displayed On The Mansion Behind Her

Throughout the song, home videos and personal photos of The King Of Rock and Roll are displayed on the mansion. These include clips and snapshots of Presley with his wife, Priscilla Presley, and daughter, the late Lisa Marie Presley. 

Kacey Musgraves; Photo by: Katherine Bomboy/NBC
Kacey Musgraves; Photo by: Katherine Bomboy/NBC

For her performance, Musgraves sported a beautiful white sequin gown. The shoulders of the floor-length dress were adorned with white feathers and bell sleeves. The singer/songwriter donned a bouffant hairstyle for the occasion and finished her look with gorgeous drop earrings. 

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” was recorded by Presley for his 1961 album, Blue Hawaii. It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creator, and George Davis Weiss and also appeared in his 1961 film, Blue Hawaii

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Musgraves Previously Recorded The Song For The Elvis Film

The song has been recorded by several artists through the years, including Musgraves. Her version is featured in Elvis, a biographical film about the international music icon released in 2022.  

Musgraves offered fans a behind-the-scenes look at her performance and stunning stagewear on Instagram, where she shared several posts commemorating the occasion. 

“Thank you, @elvis, @rileykeough and co. 🤍 Such an unforgettable night being in that time capsule of a house. (Will treasure his guitar pick forever). Xx,” she shared following the show. 

Keough is Elvis Presley’s granddaughter and an Emmy Award nominee (Daisy Jones & the Six). She made special appearances throughout Christmas at Graceland and also served as an executive producer under her Felix Culpa banner with partner Gina Gammell.

Who Else Performed At Graceland?

Musgraves was one of several country artists who appeared on the Christmas at Graceland special. The show also included performances by Lainey Wilson, Kane Brown, and The War and Treaty as well as Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Lana Del Rey, and Post Malone. Each artist paid tribute to Elvis through one-of-a-kind performances that took place at the late music icon’s home – the Graceland estate. 

The inaugural Christmas at Graceland concert marks the first-ever televised performance from the estate, showcasing never-before-broadcast footage of Elvis. It aired on NBC immediately following Christmas in Rockefeller Center. 

Kacey Musgraves; Photo by: Katherine Bomboy/NBC
Kacey Musgraves; Photo by: Katherine Bomboy/NBC

Current GRAMMY Nominee

This was a rare appearance for Musgraves, who has remained mostly out of the spotlight as of late. She currently has no shows on the books according to her website. The singer/songwriter is, however, currently nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “I Remember Everything” with Zach Bryan for the upcoming 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The song is also nominated for Best Country Song.    

Kacey Musgraves’ latest album is Star-Crossed, which was released in September of 2021. It is unclear if she is currently working on new music at this time.  

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.