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Deborah Allen Kicks Off “Amazing Graceland Contest” on Elvis’ Birthday

January 05, 2012

On Sunday, Jan. 8, award-winning songwriter, performer, producer and author Deborah Allen is giving fans a chance to win a special trip to Elvis Week 2012 with The Amazing Graceland Contest.

The Amazing Graceland Contest kicks off on Elvis’ birthday, Jan. 8, and remains open through April 7, 2012.  The contest is free to enter at AmazingGracelandContest.com.  One grand prize winner and a guest will receive roundtrip airfare and three night’s hotel accommodations, admission to select Elvis Week 35th anniversary events and attractions in Memphis (Aug. 15-17 only), an autographed copy of Allen’s latest album, Hear Me Now, and a special meet-and-greet and dinner with the Grammy-nominated performer.

“Having grown up in Memphis with Elvis in our midst, I am so proud and honored to offer this incredible trip to such a wonderful event - the 35th anniversary celebration of my hometown hero… the King of Rock N Roll… Elvis Presley!” says Allen.  “Elvis’ spirit still lives in Graceland, and it touched my soul!  I hope YOU win the chance for it to touch yours!”

A Memphis native, Allen felt compelled to write “Amazing Graceland” after visiting Elvis’ famed Graceland mansion in 2009.  The powerful tribute is the opening track on Allen’s 2011 Delta Rock Records release, Hear Me Now, and has become one of the multi-talented singer’s favorite songs to perform live.  Watch Allen’s moving “Amazing Graceland” video here.

Allen appeared at several events during Elvis Week 2011, including George Klein’s Memphis Mafia Reunion and the Candlelight Vigil at the gates of Graceland.  Klein also debuted “Amazing Graceland” internationally on Sirius XM’s Elvis Radio during the Candlelight Vigil.

Elvis Week 2012 is held Aug. 10-18, 2012.  The Amazing Graceland Contest grand prize winner will be selected and notified via email within a week of the contest’s end on April 7, 2012. 

For complete contest rules and the full 2012 Elvis Week schedule, visit AmazingGracelandContest.com.  For more information about Deborah Allen, visit DeborahAllen.com.