Today in Country Music March 27 featuring Elvis Presley
On this day in 2011, Thompson Square was #1 on both Billboard's country songs chart and Mediabase with their debut single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not…" it was the first chart-topper for the husband and wife duo.
Today in 2002, Brooks & Dunn's Steers And Stripes album was certified platinum.
Kenny Chesney made it to the top of the country chart with "How Forever Feels" on this day in 1999… Kenny kicks off his "Brothers Of The Sun Tour" with buddy Tim Mcgraw in May.
And on this day in 1972, Elvis Presley recorded "Burnin' Love" for RCA records in Nashville.
1972 notably started for Elvis with his 37th Birthday party - but Priscilla had already left for her own apartment in Los Angeles with Lisa Marie. On Wednesday 19th January Vernon Presley with Mayor Wyeth Chandler raised the first of the Elvis Presley Boulevard signs at a ceremony in front of Graceland
Although Elvis wasn't happy about Priscilla moving out with Las Vegas opening only a week away there was too much work preparation to do to think much about that yet. Very NEW and noticeable for this Vegas season was J. D. Sumner & Stamps replacing the Imperials as backup singers. Fireworks started happening musically in Elvis's shows. Priscilla's influence with the capes as the 'on tour' suits premiered in Vegas, with some 2 piece pants and slacks, the long flowing capes were now particularly evident which appeared very dramatic as Elvis was to include 'new' material such as 'AN AMERICAN TRILOGY'. This was a medley of 3 songs successfully fused together by singer Mickey Newbury ;- 'DIXIE' ,'THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC' and 'ALL MY TRIALS'. Nowadays of course we all recognize this as Elvis's own personal Anthem. Elvis always wore his 'cape' for 'AN AMERICAN TRILOGY' always wanting to perform it 'DRAMATICALLY' It was only after 72 in 73/74 that Elvis would sometimes quip comments or sing along with the Stamps when he started straying from purely 'straight' versions and not always taking his performance of 'AN AMERICAN TRILOGY' quite as seriously. 1972...a year of change for "The King".