Elvis Sang the Devil's Music
August 12, 2016 10:20pm CST
Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) might be remembered for causing controversy for being accused of singing “the devil's music”. Yet the only music he performed that he ever him won a Grammy award for was gospel music. He insisted on making the album even though the record producers objected strenuously. Many people who find comfort in listening to Christian hymns will often mention the name of a song they heard which was sung by “the King” and say: “I really love that song.” No doubt Elvis loved the song too and found great comfort in singing it to honor his God.
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• Austin, Texas
13 Aug 16
Once he made an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and had promised his mom he would sing a particular song on the program. The folks running the show didn't want him to, but he insisted. He said he had to! He promised his mom he would. So they let him sing it! (I collect entertainment tidbits and trivia about stuff like that.) Elvis Presley always struck me as a humble ordinary everyday guy with a huge talent who never felt quite comfortable with being a celebrity.