In this week's Graceland podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Amanda Pannell sits down with Backbeat Tours' Music Guide Kathryn Brawley to talk about their exciting Elvis-themed tours and how Elvis fans can win one in a contest taking place this weekend! Backbeat Tours will offer the Hound Dog Tour on July 5 during the 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Celebration and each day during Elvis Week 2014. As unique as the man himself, the Hound Dog Tour takes a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing Elvis’ legacy in a high-energy concert and sightseeing tour all rolled into one. The special 60 years 3-hour tour on July 5, includes the commemorative ceremony and cake-cutting at Sun Studio and a guided tour of the Sun Studio Museum, with a first look at the new exhibit of Dewey Phillips’ historic broadcast booth from radio station WHBQ. Other sites included on the tour are: Lauderdale Courts, the Overton Park Shell, Lansky Bros. clothing store, the Memphian Theater, the Chisca Hotel, and more. On June 27 - 29, join Backbeat’s Elvis trivia contest on Facebook and you could win a free tour!
In this special edition of the Graceland podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Kevin Kern and Elvis Radio's Big Jim sit down for an exclusive interview with Senior Vice-President of Warner Bros. Marketing George Feltenstein to talk about the upcoming release of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" Deluxe Edition. Feltenstein describes the remastering of this set as a long labor of love which finally brings this incredible Elvis footage in the best video quality to date. The result of a historic partnership between Sony Music and Warner Brothers Home Video, the deluxe set combines the video and audio assets of "Elvis: That’s The Way It Is" with unique and previously unreleased material. The highly-collectible box set marks the first time the 1970 documentary and album have been available in a single package, with bonuses including unreleased material, remixed and remastered audio and a new 80-page book detailing the entire event with facts, songwriter and musician interviews, and photos in a deluxe 8CD/2DVD box set. In addition, Elvis fans can see the world premiere of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is - Special Screening" on August 16 at the historic Memphis Orpheum Theatre.
In this week's Graceland podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Alicia Dean and Kevin Kern talk about how Graceland is celebrating the 25th anniversary of opening the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum to the public. Also, fans can learn more about the original opening ceremony and some of Elvis' bad boy ways on the road. The podcast team also talks about recent announcements for Elvis Week 2014. Authors of the new Follow That Dream book "Elvis Presley: Memphis To Nashville '61" will appear as special guests during the Official Elvis Insiders Event on August 14. Learn more about many new and exciting events taking place during the annual celebration. In an interview with Rolling Stone, one Memphis artist calls Elvis her guardian angel and the Graceland team continues to countdown 60 artists to 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll. The Graceland podcast also shares what A-list celebrities have recently taken the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage and learn more about this week's Elvis sightings.
In this week's Graceland podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Alicia Dean and Kevin Kern talk about all of the latest Elvis news here at Graceland and around the world. With only 63 day until Elvis Week 2014, there is so much to talk about including the newly announced guests that have been added to the schedule. Newly announced guests include Chips Moman (Elvis Insiders Event), The Memphis Boys - Bobby Woods, Gene Chrisman and Reggie Young (Elvis Insiders Event, Memphis Boys Salute), Lowell Hays (Elvis Insiders Event), Joe Petruccio (Elvis Insiders Event) and Linda Deutsch (Fan Club Presidents' Event). They also briefly speak about life-long Elvis fan, Bruno Mars, recent visit while in Memphis to perform a concert. Lastly you will hear about the Elvis: That's The Way It Is" Deluxe Box Set, which will be released on August 5, 2014. This is considered the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together - for the first time ever - the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package.