Priscilla

Album: Platinum (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This rollicking, heartfelt tune is about the tabloid scrutiny that Lambert has endured concerning her marriage to fellow Nashville star Blake Shelton. The Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Jimmy Robbins penned song references Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla, but also addresses the complications surrounding any high-profile relationship.

    Lambert told Spin magazine: "I think it does it in a fun way, though. It happens, and it's happening a lot, lot more to Blake and I than ever before, and I thought it was a really smart take on how it happens, and I definitely don't want people to think I'm comparing us to Priscilla and Elvis in any stretch of the imagination."
  • Lambert told People Country that the song was inspired by a tabloid featuring a bogus cover story about Shelton and her. Natalie Hemby was at Lambert's Nashville condo, saw the magazine and asked the singer how she dealt with all the untrue gossip. "I told her I had no choice. It's part of the deal now, and I'm still adjusting," Lambert explained.

    Two weeks later Hemby sent over this song she had co-written that was inspired by that very conversation.
  • So what does Priscilla Presley think of the song? It appears she is a fan, as Elvis's ex-wife took to Instagram to encourage Lambert, saying "@LisaPresley and I are listening to your song 'Priscilla.' Love it!"

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