Thousands of fans are celebrating Elvis' week kickoff - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Thousands of fans are celebrating Elvis' week kickoff

(WMC-TV) - Thousands of Elvis fans are traveling to Memphis for the 36th annual Elvis week.

The 'Elvis A.D.' or 'After Death' fans have traveled far and wide to be in Memphis for Elvis week.

Don Adams is an Elvis Tribute Artist and he's been coming to Elvis week for years. But this year, he has a job to do.

"Her name is Presley," stated Adams.

Adams is referring to his new granddaughter.

"She'll try to dance with Elvis music. That's all she'll listen to with me is Elvis music," stated Adams proudly.

She isn't alone. The viral video of 20-month-old Ella Mae singing Elvis' "An American Trilogy" in the back seat of her dad's car has almost 100,000 views on YouTube.

Elvis fans aren't surprised that the newest generation may become Elvis' fans.

"Elvis Presley is simply untouched. He was...a driving force in music," stated fan Jon Daly.

Jon Daly runs the Facebook Page "Elvis A.D. Fans" for fans born after August 16, 1977.

"His music is original. His movies are fantastic," continued Daly.

Daly is not surprised that in today's technology filled world Elvis has his own Twitter account. After all, he believes it's what Elvis would have wanted.

"In 1977, he was trying to get an advanced copy of Star Wars. So, he was defiantly on cutting edge of what was out there and what can I get my hands on," stated Daly.

Grandpa Adams agrees his granddaughter has a lot cut out for her.

"Eventually, she'll be on the stage with me. I'm sure," declared Adams.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • News on WMCTV.comNewsMore>>

  • Music legends speak at Stax Museum

    Music legends speak at Stax Museum

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:05 PM EST2018-02-21 17:05:39 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The Stax Museum of American Soul Music held a free event Tuesday with music legends. 

    More >>

    The Stax Museum of American Soul Music held a free event Tuesday with music legends. 

    More >>
  • Amazon launches new shop for textured hair care

    Amazon launches new shop for textured hair care

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-02-21 16:56:10 GMT
    (Source: Amazon)(Source: Amazon)

    Ladies, Amazon has launched a new beauty page for all your natural and relaxed hair needs. Textures and Hues offers tutorials, top picks, bestsellers in the wigs and weaves category and to make the shopping experience light on your bank account, coupons.

    More >>

    Ladies, Amazon has launched a new beauty page for all your natural and relaxed hair needs. Textures and Hues offers tutorials, top picks, bestsellers in the wigs and weaves category and to make the shopping experience light on your bank account, coupons.

    More >>
  • Rain lasts through Saturday

    Rain lasts through Saturday

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:25 AM EST2018-02-21 16:25:13 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Heavy rain is headed toward the Mid-South bringing the threat of flooding. The details on when and how much rain will fall in our latest blog post.  

    More >>

    Heavy rain is headed toward the Mid-South bringing the threat of flooding. The details on when and how much rain will fall in our latest blog post.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly