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Photos of Elvis Honored by the TN Legislature Now Added to Mobile Apps

March 11, 2013

In March of 1961, Elvis drove his Rolls Royce to Nashville to be honored by the Tennessee State Legislature. Elvis showed up looking stunning in a black suit and tie and accepted the title of 'Honorary Colonel.' He was escorted by Governor Buford Ellington's daughter Ann and received a tour of the governor's mansion. On the way back to Memphis, he stopped by the Tennessee State Prison to visit Johnny Bragg, the lead singer for the Prisonaires, the group that first recorded with Sam Phillips in 1953 and inspired Elvis to try and record his own voice. “Elvis Presley Day” was proclaimed by the governor and every year after this, Elvis donated money to a list of Memphis-area charities. In honor of Elvis' role as an humanitarian and his charitable contributions, five photos from Elvis' trip to Nashville have been added to the Elvis Mobile 2.0 iPhone appElvis Mobile 2.0 Android app, and Elvis for iPad app.

Download the FREE Elvis Mobile apps to enjoy weekly Elvis photo updates, videos, Graceland Beat podcasts and more. Plus, see what’s going on at Elvis’ home in Memphis, Tennessee with two live-cam shots of the Graceland mansion. Visit the Elvis Mobile page on iTunes to download the new iPhone and new iPad app for free!  Visit the Elvis Mobile page in the Android Market to download the new Android app for free!