Elvis Presley Spotlighted in Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit

Elvis Presley is spotlighted in a new exhibit, Loving You: Collecting Elvis Presley, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The exhibit honors the 75th anniversary of his birth year and will be located within in the museum’s permanent exhibition through January 2011. Incorporating documents and artifacts from the Museum’s collection, the exhibit examines his global appeal and the enduring support of his fans more than 30 years after his passing. The display includes a Munsingwear bathrobe and a Lord Nelson wristwatch owned by Presley, as well as collectible items bearing Presley’s likeness, such as a bronze bust designed by Armand LaMontagne, a Christmas ornament, a bottle of Always Elvis white wine, a porcelain music box and more. Presley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. … In related news, Legacy Recordings will release Viva Elvis — The Album in November. The project stems from Viva Elvis by Cirque du Soleil, a production at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The audio project mixes Presley’s vocal tracks into a broad variety of new musical settings. Find out more about events at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.