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Presley slated for Opry debut

Thursday, August 9, 2012 – Lisa Marie Presley will make her debut on the Grand Ole Opry on Aug. 21.

Presley's current album, the Americana release "Storm & Grace," is her debut on Universal Republic/XIX Recordings and was produced by 12-time T Bone Burnett.

Presley will match a family record. Presley's father, Elvis, made a storied one and only appearance on the Opry on Oct. 2, 1954, singing his version of the Bill Monroe classic Blue Moon of Kentucky.

Among others playing the Opry Aug. 21 are Rascal Flatts, Del McCoury Band and The Time Jumpers.

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