Former Sweet Inspirations member Anne Williams has joined the cast of Elvis: The 25th Anniversary Concert. Anne joined the group after the departure of Cissy Houston. This kept the size of the group at four members for a while. Her brief stint with them included the summer 1970 Las Vegas engagement that was the setting for the concert documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is.
Three performers declined our invitation to appear: Charlie Hodge, Scotty Moore and Kathy Westmoreland. With Hodge, agreement could not be reached. Moore and Westmoreland have cited other commitments. In these final weeks, EPE have been back in touch with them all to try one last time to ask them to join the cast as EPE finalizes the elements of the show and go to press with the concert program book.