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Official Music Video by Country Artist ~ Jillian Cardarelli
The single, written by Cardarelli and hit songwriters Alex Kline and Tina Parol, features Larry Strickland, Elvis Presley’s background vocalist of The Stamps Quartet.
The music video was filmed throughout Memphis to include some of Presley’s favorite haunts like Beale Street, The Arcade Restaurant, The Peabody Hotel rooftop, The Rendezvous and outside of Graceland. Cardarelli also paid homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s unique style as she wore a black leather jumpsuit, a nod to his 1968 Comeback Special, blue suede high heels, lightning bolt earrings and a horseshoe necklace similar to a ring the icon was known to wear.
“I loved shooting this video in Memphis because I’ve been visiting Graceland since I was five-years-old,” said Jillian Cardarelli. “I cherish the thought that Memphis is the city where Elvis made his dreams come true. There will never be another one like Elvis and I’m so happy that Elvis fans have embraced this song.”
Cardarelli appeared earlier this month on WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country & Cody and SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio to promote the single. In addition, she appeared at the St. Jude Jam with Gary LeVox and Tommy DeCarlo (Boston) at FedExForum and performed during the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix’s Freedom Friday concert.
This is Cardarelli’s fourth single release of 2023 as big things are on the horizon for this talented young lady. The Massachusetts native is blazing her own path with stunning vocals, captivating songwriting and girl-next-door qualities.
“If I Could Talk to Elvis” is available now on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon Music and anywhere you stream music.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
9/14 – Annapolis, MD – BMI Annapolis Songwriters Festival
9/15 – Annapolis, MD – BMI Annapolis Songwriters Festival
9/23 – New York, NY – Private Event – Tunnels to Towers in NYC
10/8 – The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville, TN – Writers Round benefitting PEDIGREE Foundation
*Dates to be added
More About Jillian Cardarelli
Cardarelli’s recent singles “Could’ve Been Boy” and “Country Side,” have debuted to rave reviews and landed on a variety of playlists. In addition, her previous singles “What’s It Gonna Take,” “Dropped” and “If You Had a Heart” from her 2021 EP – all garnered support from Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. Her inspirational single “Strong” featuring Charles Esten was named one of 2020’s Most Powerful Songs by American Songwriter. “I Never Do This,” was named Best New Country Song by Rolling Stone in October 2019.
Her debut single, “Rerun,” written by Grammy Award-winning artist Maren Morris, Tina Parol and Jordan Reynolds made a splash on CMT Music, with the music video spending two weeks at #1 and several weeks in the Top 10 (12-Pack Countdown). Her second single, “Souvenirs,” debuted on Radio Disney Country, while the music video spent eight weeks, due to fan voting, in the Top 10 on CMT (12-Pack Countdown). In December 2020, Jillian was honored to be asked to participate in the National Christmas Tree Lighting Virtual Concert in Washington, D.C. as she sang a classic, “O Holy Night.” Her talent caught the attention of Rolling Stone Country who ranked her at the top of their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Jillian has opened for acts such as Reba, Dierks Bentley, Willie Nelson, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Trace Adkins and Alabama.
In addition to writing and performing, Jillian is passionate about being involved in charitable organizations like Stand Up 2 Cancer, Band Against Cancer, Musicians on Call and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She often performs for charitable events and, an avid golfer, plays in various charity golf tournaments around the country.
For more information, visit www.JillianCardarelli.com.