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Country Music Marker To Honor Elvis In Tupelo

June 02, 2011 | Other

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.