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by Cyndi Hoelzle

August 12, 2013

Country Songs About Elvis

by Cyndi Hoelzle  |  August 12, 2013

Elvis Week is in full swing. Marking the anniversary of his death, it spurs tens of thousands of fans to converge upon Memphis to pay tribute to the King. In 2012, more than 50,000 followers participated in candlelight vigils at Graceland, competed in Elvis trivia contests and toured Elvis hot spots around town. This year, after the "Viva Las Vegas" movie/dance party and the "Memorial Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Elvis Presley," the week culminates with the tribute artist competition (the term "impersonator" is no longer favored). Artists from around the globe compete for the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist.

Though all countries and genres have their Elvis fans, country music has far outpaced the others when it comes to songs about the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Now, if you're reading this, you're probably not down at the Heartbreak Hotel playing Elvis Bingo. But never fear, my friends, you don't have to be lonesome tonight. Just grab yourself a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich and press play.

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