A great honor for Elvis Presley! The Mississippi Country Music Trail will dedicate a marker to Elvis today in Tupelo, Mississippi, where Elvis was born on January 8, 1935. The dedication took place on Thursday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum.
Tupelo is already home to a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Elvis' honor. His music appeared on the country charts over 50 times throughout his career, and Elvis continually pushed traditional country music toward a more modern sound.