Kacey Musgraves Set To Appear On ‘Elvis’ Soundtrack
The singer-songwriter will cover Presley’s classic hit, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love.’
Grammy-winning country artist Kacey Musgraves will cover Elvis Presley’s classic 1961 hit, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” for the soundtrack to the upcoming biopic, Elvis, from director Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Get Down). Musgraves confirmed details in an interview with Variety during last night’s Met Gala.
Elvis is set to premiere at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival later this month, while the movie is scheduled to hit theaters on June 24. Actor Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries) will star as the legendary icon, with Tom Hanks playing Presley’s longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Additional cast members on the film include Richard Roxburgh, Luke Bracey, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Olivia DeJonge.
“In this modern era, the life of Elvis Presley could not be a better canvas on which to explore America in the Fifties, Sixties, Seventies,” Luhrmann previously shared in a statement. “It was 42 years, but that’s three great lives put into one. What’s extraordinary about it is that life is culturally at the center of the Fifties, socially the Sixties, and actually the Seventies.”
Although there are little details about the full tracklist for the Elvis soundtrack, fans can expect to hear Doja Cat’s original song, “Vegas,” which releases this Friday. The artist teased a portion of the song during her Coachella performances in April, with the track interpolating Presley’s hit, “Hound Dog.”
Musgraves, meanwhile, has been off to a busy year. The country star kicked off 2022 with a North American tour in support of her critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, star-crossed. In March, Musgraves was honored as one of TIME’s Women of the Year, and performed at the gala. Last month, she was also a recipient of the Vanguard Award at the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Looking ahead, Musgraves is scheduled to play a number of festivals throughout the summer, including UK’s Glastonbury, Denmark’s Roskilde, and the newly announced Palomino Festival in California.