2007 marks the 30th anniversary of Elvis' passing, and therefore, the country music associations and websites that celebrate this special occasion would like to honor the legend of the King. One Elvis song will be designated the Official Song of the International Country Music Day September 17, 2007.
By his own admission, Elvis was not strictly a country artist, but he always showed a great deal of respect for the genre and went on to record countless country numbers, giving country music his own special touch. That is why we have decided to honor Elvis and his musical legacy by designating one of his songs as the Official Song of the International Country Music Day 2007.
Vote for your favourite song. The winning song will come out of votes cast in Argentina, Spain, the United States, France, Greece, Uruguay, and the rest of the world.
The songs entering the poll have been selected among Elvis best country releases according to their quality, chart position, and success of Elvis performance. They are the following:
Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954), I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (1955), I Forgot to Remember to Forget (1955), (Now and Then) There's a Fool Such as I (1958), There's Always Me (1961), Guitar Man (1967), I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago (1970), Little Cabin on the Hill (1970), Always On My Mind (1972), I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (1973) and Moody Blue (1977).
The International Country Music Day is held on September 17 every year, commemorating the birth of Hank Williams, one of the foremost legends of country music.
Australian country singer Adam Harvey, winner of the 2007 CMA (Country Music Association, America) Global Country Artist Award, expressed his feelings about this celebration: Having it on Hank Williams' birthday is a nice touch but more so it is great to see lots of people around the world recognizing and enjoying country music .
Source: Email / Updated: Aug 11, 2007