State Country Music Trail marker to honor ‘The King’

TUPELO – The Mississippi Country Music Trail will dedicate a marker to Elvis Presley on Thursday in Tupelo.
Tupelo is already home to a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Presley’s honor.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo. He died at Graceland in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977.
The maker will be dedicated at 3 p.m. at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum.
Appearing on the country charts over 50 times, Presley’s music pushed traditional country towards the modernizing Nashville Sound. Elvis would record the country songs he loved throughout his career.

The Associated Press