It’s ELVIS Week – Gospel Grammy Awards

Elvis Presley starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials, and has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards.

And yet…

Image result for IMAGE, PHOTO, Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis

Pictured above is Graceland Soundstage A at Elvis Presley’s Memphis.   The Soundstage is an extraordinary venue for live music performances, movie screenings and premieres, video productions, with theater seating for up to 1,700 people.

Tonight at the Soundstage there’s a very special celebration of the gospel music of Elvis. Special guest performers for the evening include some who shared the stage with Elvis, plus those who have been inspired by his music: Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Jeff Sumner, former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet; Terry Blackwood, Darrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor of Terry Blackwood and The Imperials; plus musician Terry Mike Jeffrey. The show will feature Elvis imagery and videos on the big screen throughout the performance.

Despite all the amazing accomplishments we opened this blog with, Elvis only won a handful of Grammy Awards.’ three Grammy Awards on display at Hall of Gold at Graceland. They were all for his gospel recordings.

Elvis became a Grammy winner in 1967. His second gospel record, “How Great Thou Art” won Best Sacred Performance.

He became a winner again in 1972, with “He Touched Me,” which won Best Inspirational Performance.

He took home a trophy in that same category in 1974 with “How Great Thou Art,” which was recorded live during a concert stop in his beloved Memphis. Elvis is backed by J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet in this great track from a great album Elvis fans would love.

The award-winning King sounds terrific. just three years before his death.

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