Sony Records to Present Diamond Album During Elvis Week
At this year's 35th celebration, Elvis Presley will continue to receive gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications, plus a special diamond award for “Elvis’ Christmas Album.” The king received ten new sales awards this year and they will be presented during Elvis Week 2012 on August 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elvis Week Main Stage. This event will be free to the public.
Dress to Impress with Elvis Week Theme Days
Time to hit your Pinterest boards and get those creative juices flowing! This is your chance to show off your themed-costumes at select events during Elvis Week! We’ll have fun prizes every day and, after Elvis Week, you can send in your photo for a chance to win an Elvis prize pack worth $250.
American Queen Offers Holiday Cruise to Graceland
Enjoy a holiday cruise up the historic Mississippi River and celebrate the Christmas spirit at Graceland during a special lighting ceremony. The "Walk in Elvis' Steps" American Queen cruise kicks off on November 24, 2012 with tributes to Elvis and his classic hits.
Artifact: 1956 Cash Box Photo
This week's Elvis Insiders artifact is the 1956 article from Cash Box magazine featuring a photo of Elvis at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas receiving a gold record for his RCA Victor recording of "Heartbreak Hotel." The article was released on May 26, 1956 during the landmark year where Elvis rose to stardom.