Elvis News | Graceland - January 2019
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3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

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Remembering The Memphis Boys' Reggie Young

Reggie Young, a guitarist with The Memphis Boys, died Thursday, January 17. Young played with Elvis during his American Sound Studio sessions, which yielded hits like "Suspicious Minds," "In the Ghetto," "Kentucky Rain" and "Rubberneckin.'" Young served in house bands for two Memphis studios, Hi Records and American Sound, and it was at American Sound that he was a member of The Memphis Boys. The Memphis Boys played on countless hit songs and... Read More
at Friday, January 18, 2019
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New Graceland Blog: Elvis' American Sound

January 1969. Elvis was back in the spotlight following the smashing success of the ’68 Special, which aired in December. He was ready to record new music – something he normally did in Nashville or Hollywood. This time, however, Elvis decided to try a studio about 10 miles north of Graceland. It would be the first time he recorded in Memphis since his Sun Studio days. Elvis' legendary recording sessions at American Sound Studio in Memphis took place 50 years ago, in January... Read More
at Friday, January 18, 2019
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New Graceland Podcast: Birthday Recap and More

2019 is off to an amazing start already at Elvis Presley's Graceland! Elvis Presley Enterprises' Savannah Burkholder and Sheena Barnett share a recap of the Elvis Birthday Celebration and look forward to upcoming events at Graceland. The pair highlight this weekend's "General Hospital" Weekend and Rick Springfield concert, the upcoming Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend and more. Stay tuned for some Elvis history to find out what Elvis hit was recorded 50 years ago... Read More
at Friday, January 18, 2019
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Meet the 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinalists

Below are Elvis tribute artists who have won preliminary rounds of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The tribute artists posted on this page will travel to Memphis during Elvis Week 2019 to compete in the Semifinal Round of the 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. If you are an Elvis tribute artist and interested in competing, check out our list of  Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary rounds . The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend is March 1-2,... Read More
at Monday, January 14, 2019
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The “Auction At Graceland” During Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Garners Strong Results From Bidders Worldwide

With thousands of fans and pop culture enthusiasts in Memphis for King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s 84th birthday celebrating the life and career of Elvis at Graceland, music fans and collectors in Memphis and around the world participated on site and online in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history at The Auction at Graceland which brought in over $600,000 today.  Presented by Graceland Auctions, the auction was held at The Guest House at Graceland .  A... Read More
at Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Elvis Week 2019 News Coming Next Week

As we celebrate Elvis’ birthday here in Memphis, we know fans around the world are planning their annual pilgrimage to Elvis Week in August.  Next week Graceland will be announcing our Elvis Week events lineup and special guests. Our schedule will include special tributes to Elvis’ 1969 return to Las Vegas and his legendary session at American Sound, plus Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist events, panel discussions and more. Also, there will be exciting changes to coming to... Read More
at Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Music's Biggest Stars Honor Elvis in 'Elvis All-Star Tribute' Airing Sunday, Feb. 17 on NBC

Yolanda Adams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Are Set to Perform To Accompany the Telecast, Sony Music Entertainment Will Release “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special,” Featuring Original Elvis Performances, and “If I Can... Read More
at Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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T.G. Sheppard Releases Elvis-Inspired Song

Elvis’ friend and country star T.G. Sheppard has released a new Elvis-inspired song, “I Wanna Live Like Elvis.” Sheppard premiered the song at Graceland during Elvis Week 2018 and released the single on Elvis’ birthday, January 8. Sheppard, who has enjoyed a stellar career in country music with 21 No. 1 hits, hopes the song honors Elvis and that listeners are inspired to “live like Elvis,” too. Learn more about the song on T.G. Sheppard’s... Read More
at Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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Watch Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony Live from Graceland

Elvis' birthday will be celebrated by the annual Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony at Graceland on Tuesday, January 8! The event takes place at 9:30 a.m. CT on Graceland's north lawn, and it's free. The event will feature Memphis and Shelby County officials proclaiming Elvis Presley Day, plus an epic birthday cake fit for a king! Guests are invited to enjoy free birthday cake and coffee at Vernon's Smokehouse at Elvis Presley's Memphis at 10:30 a.m. Can't be in... Read More
at Monday, January 7, 2019
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Parkes Elvis Festival Gets 'All Shook Up'

Dust off those blue suede shoes - the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival is here! Australia’s largest celebration of the king returns to Parkes, New South Wales, Australia from Wednesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 14, 2019 - with more than 200 events across five fabulous, fun-filled days.  What started as a small get together between likeminded Elvis fans back in 1993 has today grown into an internationally renowned event endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley. In 2019, the... Read More
at Saturday, January 5, 2019
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