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Elvis Song For International Country Music Day

August 11, 2007 | Book
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

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 Event

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 .

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Elvisnites wrote on August 11, 2007
There're all great, but what about "Lord, you gave me a mountain"? One of my personel favorites. I know how they were picked, but it could have been broader. In saying this, it is not to take away from the fact that they are to honor the King. I love his country music and am very glad they are doing this and want to thank them for including him in the International Country Music Day.